Charles Santoso

Charles Santoso (Chao) loves drawing little things in his little journal and dreaming about funny, wondrous stories. He gathers inspiration from his childhood memories and curiosities he discovers in his everyday travels.

He has illustrated several picture books, including The Snurtch and I don’t Like Koala – both written by Sean Ferrell, Ida, Always – written By Caron Levis, which was mentioned in the New York Times as “an example of children’s books at their best”, Peanut Butter & Brains – written by Joe McGee and Penguin & Tiny Shrimp Don’t Do Bedtime – written by Cate Berry. Also a New York Times bestseller Wishtree by Katherine Applegate and A Boy Called Bat by Elana K Arnold.

Charles Santoso Website
Most Recent Book
Peanut Butter & Santa Claus: A Zombie Culinary Tale book

chapter Books

A Boy Called Bat book
autism · animals · empathy · bats · jobs and careers · disabilities · sharing
A Boy Called Bat

picture Books

Dandy book
Dragons Get Colds Too book
dragons · feeling sick · silly
Dragons Get Colds Too
being different · being yourself · animals · writing
No Boring Stories!
Ida, Always book
bears · bereavement · coping with death · death · losing · the zoo
Ida, Always
I Don't Like Koala book
stuffed animal friends
I Don't Like Koala


Ame Dyckman
Caron Levis
Julie Falatko
Rebecca Roan
Elana K. Arnold
Joe McGee
Sean Ferrell
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