Happy Papas picture book is a NAPPA Winner!
Posted 3 years ago and submitted by Mariya Prytula | Share link: http://illo.cc/77861

This spring I had the pleasure of illustrating “Happy Papas”, a book written by the award-winning author Kathleen Pelley for the Child Welfare League of America. I am proud to announce that “Happy Papas” recently won a National Parenting Product Award.

Happy Papas picture book is a beautiful read-aloud that celebrates the wonder of fatherhood, exploring how both animal and human fathers shelter, nurture, and interact with their little ones. From ocean to sky and savanna to jungle, Happy Papas speaks to the universal joys of fatherly love.

Above you can see some of my favourite spreads from the book, and you can also watch the time-lapse of me painting the Little Tiger.

Mariya Prytula
Children's Illustrator
Austin, USA

Specializes in picture books, book covers, black and white middle grade interiors, and nature illustration. Water based media is my jam but Procreate is a close second!

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IPPPY Gold, INDIES Foreword Finalist, Spark Award Honor from SCBWI, Moonbeam Award Best Illustrator, NAPPA Award winner, Austin ArtBoards winner, Reader's Choice Illustration Gold …
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Prytula’s painted illustrations are fantastic, rendering realistic, incredibly detailed nature scenes with swirls of color and texture. - Kirkus Review _________ The illustrations in Little Moss, Big Tree are outstanding. Light pastel watercolors fill the page and invite the reader to escape and all the trees, snail, animals, and leaves are illustrated accurately with soft hues of color. __________ You taught me what was possible and expected when working with other artists.You were so patient with me while working through an unfamiliar etiquette. It was a real kindness. - Client feedback
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