Betsy Thompson

An educator by training, Betsy Thompson is now a self-taught mixed-media artist and illustrator. Her goal is to make art more accessible to viewers and readers of all ages by drawing them in through her use of color, movement, shapes, and storytelling. Her first picture book, Eggs 1, 2, 3: Who Will the Babies Be?, was awarded a 2012 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Book Award and the 2012 Lupine Honor Award from the Maine Library Association, and was included on the New York Public Library’s 2012 list, “Children’s Books: 100 Titles for Reading & Sharing.” Inspirations include parenthood, patterns in nature, mid-century modernism, the kitchen, expressionism, the concept of home, and her life by the sea. Betsy lives with her family on the coast of Maine.

Books by this Author

Day turns into night and some animals drift to sleep while others spring to life in this beautiful high-contrast board book.

Sun rises.
Bird sings.

And so the day begins in this beautifully simple board book with bold artwork and lyrical text that shows us the passing of time in the day. Fish swim under a blue sky, squirrels dream as the sun sets, the moon rises as stars blink, and an owl hoots when night falls. With word repetition and a single tree that houses both the...

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