Brian Selznick is the author and illustrator of the New York Times best-selling The Invention of Hugo Cabret, winner of the 2008 Caldecott Medal and a National Book nominee. He has also illustrated many other books for children, including Frindle by Andrew Clements, Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride by Pam Mu oz Ryan, and The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins by Barbara Kerley, which received a 2001 Caldecott Honor. Brian lives in Brooklyn, New York, and San Diego, California.
*"The authors provide plenty of action and suspense, yet it is their skillfully crafted details about the dolls' personalities and daily routines that prove most memorable. Selznick's pencil illustrations cleverly capture the spark of life inhabiting the dolls' seemingly inanimate bodies." *"Little girls are in for a marvelous treat in this delicious fantasy....The whole is fabulously illustrated by Selznick whose pictures have a shapely richness...." *"A lighthearted touch and dash of drama make this a satisfying read....Selznick's illustrations are perfectly suited to the innocent charm of the dolls...." "[Annabelle Doll] braves dangerous territory beyond the nursery to discover not only the answers to family secrets but also a whole new family of dolls. Black-and-white pencil drawings illustrate this lively addition to the doll-fantasy genre." "Martin and Godwin not only set up a realistic doll world but also provide a credible mystery....The authors add a wickedly funny touch with the introduction of the Funcrafts, a dollhouse family meant to placate Kate's little sister, who's always messing with the Dolls....The story gets a wonderful boost from Brian Selznick's pencil drawings, which include charming endpapers. He catches every bit of humor, especially when he's drawing those Funcrafts."