H. Werner Zimmermann

Author of Snow Day (Scholastic 1999) and the Alphonse series of books, Werner also illustrates for other authors: Helaine Becker ( 2014 Libris Award winner Dashing Through the Snow & 2010  Porcupine in a Pine Tree) and Jean Little (2003 Mr Christie Award winner Pippin the Christmas Pig)


Born in Austria, he grew up in southern Ontario, where he discovered in Grade 2 a love of art and a deep dislike of books and reading.  That has since changed to the point where he now buys too many books for the time he has for reading.  He visits schools and libraries  whenever he can, speaking to chidren from JK up to young and old adults interested in creativity through picture or word.  As a drawing instructor to students studying animation at the college level he knows the importance of creativity and what books bring to the world of art and story-telling.  As well, having dicovered his love of art in primary school, he likes to share the importance of reading as well drawing to even the youngest. 

Combining art and music along with work from the studio and PP presentation, Werner strives to bring his audience, regardless of age, into the wonder of storytelling.  Having been a reluctant reader, he never forgets to inspire those like him to discover the beauty and richness of reading.

When not working on a new book, Werner  divides his time between  his art and teaching picture book illustration and life drawing to animation students at Seneca  College in Toronto.

City: Guelph, Province/Territory: Ontario
children's picture books
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30 - 100
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10 yrs and up
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30 - 60
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K - 8
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