Ruth Heller

Ruth Heller (1923-2004) began her career designing wrapping paper, cocktail napkins, greeting cards, and coloring books after getting a fine arts degree from the University of California at Berkeley and two years of graduate work in design at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland. Heller's first book, Chickens Aren't the Only Ones, about egg-laying animals, was published in 1981 after five years of rejection and one complete revision. Animals Born Alive And Well (1982), the sequel and second book to be released, was immediately followed by Animals Born Alive And Well (1983), a book about mammals. Her third and fourth books, The Cause For A Flower (about plants with seeds and flowers) and Plants That Never Ever Bloom (about plants that don't), were published in 1983 and 1984, respectively. She subsequently began work on the How To Hide series, a collection of six books about camouflage and the enchantment of this natural phenomena that covered the entire animal Read More chevron_right