Holly Meade has worked as an illustrator of children's books for almost fifteen years. She has illustrated more than twenty books, and written three. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in painting, Holly has also worked as a graphic designer and teacher. She has two grown children and lives on the coast of Maine.
Holly won a Caldecott Honor Award for Hush! A Thai Lullaby. Rata-Pata-Scata-Fata is illustrated in Holly's distinctive style: a collage of torn and cut pieces of colored paper to which she adds detail by using ink, paint, or colored pencil. VISIT Holly Meade's website here.
Phillis Gershator’s spicy read aloud is inspired by an old West Indian nonsense phrase, rata-pata-scata-fata. Helping mom is no fun for Junjun, so instead of doing as she asks, he utters the “magic” word “rata-pata-scata-fata.” By chance or magic, Junjun’s wish comes true and all of his chores get done. View Details