Carol Crimmins

Carol Crimmins is an illustrator, designer, and author based in Dublin, Ireland. She also teaches art to elementary school children. The Sun Played Hide-and-Seek is her first picture book.


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

Harry The Dirty Dog by Gene Zion and illustrated by Margaret Bloy Graham

What’s your favorite line from a book?

“A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”—Mrs. Twit from The Twits by Roald Dahl

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

Very hard to choose just 3; I have “new” favourites all the time!

Current favourites are…

In no particular order –
Beatrice Alemagna – author/illustrator
Jarvis – author/illustrator
Marta Altés – author/illustrator

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

I have never stopped reading and loving picture books since I was a child. I’ve always been passionate about drawing and storytelling. Combining words and pictures is the perfect way for me to bring my ideas, characters and stories to life!

Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?

Work hard and don’t give up!