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Jody Wheeler

http://www.wheelerillustration.com

Biography

My greater-than-average fascination with children’s books developed when I was quite young. The major cause of this fascination was my great aunt Opal Wheeler, a prolific writer of mid-century children’s books. Every year, Aunt Opal would gift the Wheeler kids with stacks of children’s books from her publisher, Dutton Books. That was it… I was hooked. I must have inherited some of Opal’s creativity because no matter what I studied in school, I simply couldn’t help, but gravitate to art. After graduating from Elmira College with my B.A. in Studio Art and Art Education, I did the starry-eyed thing that all artists imagine doing and moved to New York. For a couple of years, I worked and learned the ropes in the juvenile books division of The Dial Press. Then it was time to establish my own freelance illustration business. That was a while (and more than 75 illustrated books) ago. Along the way, I took advantage of some great opportunities to work on a variety of projects for many clients in many, diverse markets. Loving New York but still longing for a touch of home now and again, I am currently dividing my time between Manhattan and my hometown of Ballston Spa, New York State’s first Free Trade town. Since then she has enjoyed working on a variety of projects ranging from picture books to educational texts, magazines, greeting cards and licensed characters. She has illustrated over 60 books, and her client list includes Penguin USA, Random House, UNICEF, Kimberly Clark, Scholastic, and Universal Studios. Today, Ms. Wheeler divides her time between Manhattan and Ballston Spa, NY working in the very portable medium of watercolor.

Merry Christmas, Corduroy!
Nate the Great and the Wandering Word
Corduroy Takes A Bow
Grin & Bear it: The Wit and Wisdom of Corduroy
Christmas Wish for Corduroy
Nate the Great and the Missing Birthday Snake
Nate the Great, Where Are You?
A Christmas Wish for Corduroy
Nate the Great and the Hungry Book Club
Happy Thanksgiving Day!

Most Popular Jody Wheeler Books

    board • 14 Pages
    Merry Christmas, Corduroy!
    Series
    Jody Wheeler
    picture • 32 Pages
    Winter on the Farm
    #8 in Series
    Laura Ingalls Wilder, Jody Wheeler
    picture • 32 Pages
    County Fair
    Laura Ingalls Wilder, Jody Wheeler
    board • 32 Pages
    Christmas Wish for Corduroy
    B.G. Hennessy, Jody Wheeler
    chapter • 80 Pages
    Nate the Great and the Missing Birthday Snake
    Jody Wheeler, Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, Andrew Sharmat
    picture • 32 Pages
    Corduroy Takes A Bow
    Jody Wheeler, Viola Davis

Book Stats

1
Authored
20
Illustrated
11
Collaborators

All Jody Wheeler Books

board • 14 Pages
4.3
Series
Board book
$7.99$7.43
chapter • 80 Pages
Nate the Great and the Wandering Word
#29 in Series
Paperback
$5.99$5.57
picture • 32 Pages
Corduroy Takes A Bow
Hardcover
$17.99$16.73
picture • 56 Pages
Grin & Bear it: The Wit and Wisdom of Corduroy
Hardcover
$12.99$12.08
board • 32 Pages
Christmas Wish for Corduroy
Board book
$7.99$7.43
chapter • 80 Pages
Nate the Great and the Missing Birthday Snake
Paperback
$5.99$5.57
chapter • 80 Pages
Nate the Great, Where Are You?
#27 in Series
Paperback
$5.99$5.57
picture • 32 Pages
A Christmas Wish for Corduroy
Hardcover
$16.99$15.80
chapter • 80 Pages
Nate the Great and the Hungry Book Club
#26 in Series
Paperback
$5.99$5.57
picture • 16 Pages
Happy Thanksgiving Day!
Board book
$8.99$8.36
chapter • 78 Pages
Nate the Great Talks Turkey
#25 in Series
Paperback
$5.99$5.57
picture • 32 Pages
Corduroy Lost and Found
6.5
Series
Hardcover
$16.99$15.80
chapter • 48 Pages
Wild Weather: Tornadoes!
Paperback
$7.33$6.82
chapter • 48 Pages
Wild Weather: Lightning!
Physical book
$3.99$3.71
picture • 40 Pages
A Farmer Boy Birthday
#13 in Series
Library Binding
$17.89$16.64
picture • 32 Pages
County Fair
Paperback
$7.99$7.43
picture • 45 Pages
The Teddy Bear Book
Hardcover
$14.99$13.94
picture • 32 Pages
Winter on the Farm
Paperback
$7.99$7.43
chapter • 48 Pages
Wild Weather: Hurricanes!
Physical book
$3.99$3.71
picture • 38 Pages
The Tea Party Book
Hardcover
$12.95$12.04

Collaborators

Laura Ingalls Wilder
B.G. Hennessy
Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
Andrew Sharmat
Viola Davis
Lucille Recht Penner
Mitchell Sharmat
Don Freeman
B. G. Hennessy
Jill Roman Lord
Lorraine Jean Hopping

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