Author & Illustrator

Joyce Wan

Biography

Award-winning author-illustrator, Joyce Wan, designed her first greeting card when she was in first grade for a city-wide greeting card design contest. The design won first place and was subsequently sold through a major department store chain. Twenty years later, that design would inspire a line of greeting cards and eventually a design studio called Wanart. Products featuring Joyce’s designs are now sold in boutiques and gift shops worldwide and she has published over twenty books for children including the best-selling YOU ARE MY CUPCAKE. Joyce is inspired by Japanese pop culture, modern architecture, and things that make her happy.

Joyce is the recipient of the Mills-Tannenbaum Award for Children’s Literacy from Reach Out and Read of Greater New York which recognizes children’s book authors dedicated to promoting a lifelong love of reading in young children. She was also twice chosen to be featured at the Society of Illustrators Original Art Show which showcases original art from the year’s best children’s books (2011, 2016).

Joyce is originally from Massachusetts and currently lives in New Jersey with her husband and daughter. She hopes to spread joy through all her work and inspire people to embrace the spirit of childhood and follow their dreams. (Bio via https://wanart.com/)

Most Popular Joyce Wan Books

The Whale in My Swimming Pool  book
5.8
animals · innovation · problem solving · friendship · whales
The Whale in My Swimming Pool
Sleepyheads book
5.1
bedtime · sleep · getting ready for bed · nature
Sleepyheads
Peep and Egg: I'm Not Hatching book
4.5
making friends · trying new things · chickens · friendship
Peep and Egg: I'm Not Hatching

All Joyce Wan Books

Collaborators

Sue Lowell Gallion
Laura Gehl
Sandra J. Howatt

Personal Info

Books Stats

4Authored & Illustrated
4Illustrated

Most Recent Book

The Bear in My Bed book
4.2
mischief · bedtime · bears · getting ready for bed
The Bear in My Bed

Highest Rated Book

The Whale in My Swimming Pool  book
5.8
animals · innovation · problem solving · friendship · whales
The Whale in My Swimming Pool

Official Website

https://wanart.com/