Courtney Dicmas introduces babies to basic concepts with her award-winning charm and humour. In Opposites, interactions between animals with drastically different characteristics provides plenty of opportunities to discuss and make comparisons. Colours takes an original approach to the topic by representing popular colours through ocean creatures. Shapes cleverly demonstrates the way that different shapes appear in nature, through the outlines of animals, or through the negative space between them and their family members. How many birds can roost on a wire? Find out in the final book in the series: Numbers!
Courtney Dicmas is a Faculty Instructor of Illustration and Graphic Design at Madison College in Madison, Wisconsin. After earning her BA in fine art from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota in 2006, Courtney traveled for five years, where, among her many adventures, she played saxophone in a reggae band in Brazil, taught kids the hokey pokey in South Korea, salted leeches off her ankles in Thailand, and nibbled sheep’s stomach in Iraq. She then spent four years in England, where she received a master’s degree in children’s book illustration at the Cambridge School of Art, before moving back to teach in the U.S. in 2015.