Andrew N. Harris

Andrew N. Harris is the illustrator of eight children’s books including: 20 Hungry Piggies: A Number Book (2007) and Tally Cat Keeps Track (2010) by Trudy Harris, and the Body Battles (2009) series by Vicki Cobb. In addition to a B.F.A. in illustrating from Art Center College of Design, Andrew has an Associate’s Degree from Brigham Young University Idaho. Andrew lives in Rigby, Idaho, with his wife and three children.


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

Buford the Little Bighorn by Bill Peet

What’s your favorite line from a book?

“‘Aaaaaaooooooo!’ Howled a wolf from the bushes, then said with a wicked sneer, ‘I want pork chops for my picnic! and I’m going to get them here!’ —20 Hungry Piggies: A Number Book by Trudy Harris

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

David Wiesner, Chris Van Allsburg, and Bill Peet.

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

I have always loved art and books, especially picture books, so getting to illustrate children’s books is a dream come true.

Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?

Work hard, always be drawing or painting. It’s a hard career, but if you love it it’s worth it.