Chris Raschka

Chris Raschka was born in Huntington, Pennsylvania on March 6th, 1959. He grew up speaking both English and German with his parents, his brother Paul and his sister Renate. Writer, artist and musician, Chris Raschka combines his three great passions to create original and daring picture books for young children. Chris Raschka's picture books include Yo! Yes?, a Caldecott Honor Book in 1994, Charlie Parker Played Be Bop; Mysterious Thelonious, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book; Can't Sleep; The Blushful Hippopotamus; Elizabeth Imagined an Iceberg; Arlene Sardine; and a version of the Shaker hymn Simple Gifts. He has also illustrated the latest 'found' Margaret Wise Brown title Another Important Book, and Happy to Be Nappy a first children's book for bell hooks. His latest book for DK Ink is Like Likes Like which The New York Times describes as having Exuberant illustrations [which] enlarge a simple but eloquent text. Chris lives in New York City with his wife and their young son.