Jennifer Kalis

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Jennifer Kalis is the illustrator of several Mallory books including Mallory’s Super Sleepover, Mallory in the Spotlight, and Mallory Goes Green! She lives in Ohio.


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

What do People Do All Day? by Richard Scarry. I used to read this book for hours. I love how much detail is on each page.

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

Karen Katz, Jill McDonald

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

I love to draw and create. Growing up I had craft and art projects stationed all over the house. I loved to read and I always wanted to illustrate books.