Woodleigh Marx Hubbard  |  Illustrator and Author
Books
Woodleigh Marx Hubbard’s work has been published to great acclaim domestically and internationally, including France, Japan Germany, Belgium and Korea. Her illustrations have been compared to Picasso, Matisse, Dr. Seuss, and Miro.
C Is for Curious: An ABC of Feelings, Chronicle Books (San Francisco, CA), 1990. Reprinted as C Is for Curious: An Emotional Address Book, Chronicle Books (San Francisco CA), 1993.
2 Is for Dancing: A 1, 2, 3 of Actions, Chronicle Books (San Francisco, CA), 1991.
The Friendship Book: Chronicle Books (San Francisco, CA) 1992.
Visual Feast: A Recipe Journal Chronicle Books (San Francisco) 1995.
C Is for Curious: An ABC of Feelings, Chronicle Books (San Francisco, CA), 1990. Reprinted as C Is for Curious: An Emotional Address Book, Chronicle Books (San Francisco CA), 1993.
2 Is for Dancing: A 1, 2, 3 of Actions, Chronicle Books (San Francisco, CA), 1991.
The Friendship Book: Chronicle Books (San Francisco, CA) 1992.
Visual Feast: A Recipe Journal Chronicle Books (San Francisco) 1995.
Woodleigh Marx Hubbard’s Twelve Days of Christmas, Chronicle Books (San Francisco CA) 1996
All That You Are: Putnam’s (New York, NY), 2000.
For the Love of a Pug: Putnam’s (New York, NY) 2003
The Moles and the Mireuk: A Korean Folktale, retold by Holly Kwon. Houghton Mifflin (Boston, MA), 1993.
Woodleigh Marx Hubbard’s Twelve Days of Christmas, Chronicle Books (San Francisco CA) 1996
All That You Are: Putnam’s (New York, NY), 2000.
For the Love of a Pug: Putnam’s (New York, NY) 2003
The Moles and the Mireuk: A Korean Folktale, retold by Holly Kwon. Houghton Mifflin (Boston, MA), 1993.
Run, Run, Run! A Kutenai Indian Tale, By Elly Schottman Addison-Wesley Publishing Company 1996
Four Fur Feet, Margaret Wise Brown, Hyperion (New York, NY), 1994.
Hip Cat: Jonathan London, Chronicle Books (San Francisco CA) 1996.
The Precious Gift: A Navajo Creation Myth, Ellen Jackson, Simon & Schuster, (New York, NY), 1996.
Run, Run, Run! A Kutenai Indian Tale, By Elly Schottman Addison-Wesley Publishing Company 1996
Four Fur Feet, Margaret Wise Brown, Hyperion (New York, NY), 1994.
Hip Cat: Jonathan London, Chronicle Books (San Francisco CA) 1996.
The Precious Gift: A Navajo Creation Myth, Ellen Jackson, Simon & Schuster, (New York, NY), 1996.
Imaginary Menagerie: co-written with Layne Longfellow, Chronicle Books (San Francisco CA) 1997.
Once I Was, Niki Leopold, Putnam’s (New York, NY), 1999.
Whoa Jealousy! co-written with Madeleine Houston, Putnam’s (New York, NY) 2002.
Park Beat: Rhymin’ through the Seasons, Jonathan London, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 2001.
Imaginary Menagerie: co-written with Layne Longfellow, Chronicle Books (San Francisco CA) 1997.
Once I Was, Niki Leopold, Putnam’s (New York, NY), 1999.
Whoa Jealousy! co-written with Madeleine Houston, Putnam’s (New York, NY) 2002.
Park Beat: Rhymin’ through the Seasons, Jonathan London, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 2001.
Features
  • Newsweek’s Christmas issue
  • Artwork on the cover of Publisher’s Weekly Magazine for Children’s Book Reviews
  • Featured Reading Rainbow Book and CBS This Morning
  • Two time Society of Illustrators Original Art Exhibition
  • Featured on National Public Radio’s Early Edition, Saturday, September 15, 2001 (the Saturday after 911) as this book celebrates the importance of everyday life, the joy in simple things.
  • Hip Cat : Featured Reading Rainbow Book and CBS This Morning
  • Park Beat: Rhymin’ Through the Seasons: Featured on National Public Radio’s Early Edition…

“C is for Curious is a joyous explosion in the mind. It surges with creative imagination and it is a privilege just to hold in my hand.”

–Norman Cousins

Awards
  • The American Institute of Graphic Arts Award for Excellence
  • Bookbuilder's West Award
  • Parent’s Choice Honor ("Flight' N Face Fear" book selection, used as a tool to access and express emotions or hildren experiencing stress and anxiety over the Gulf War).
  • The International Center of Children’s Literature for the Best Graphic Design of a Book with a Foreign Origination
  • Critic’s choice, USA Today
  • Society of Children’s Illustrators Award.
  • American Bookseller Association Pick of the List: Park Beat Rhymin’ Through The Season (2001)
  • American Booksellers Association “Pick of the List”, The Precious Gift (1996)
Reviews
The New York Times: “Woodleigh Hubbard, an author, and illustrator, has not just imbued her first children's book, C is for Curious: An ABC of Feelings with folksy, graphic drawings of animals; she has also chosen grown-up words like "A is for anger" and "Z is for zeal" to patent her individualistic approach to this subject.”

Kirkus: “What is singular about Hubbard's style is the idiosyncratic shapes... colorful, swirling compositions...” (starred review)

“The mood is loopy and comfortably eccentric.” (starred review)

“Remarkably expressive forms, and details... Hubbard has created a striking, unusual book that challenges "readers" to make intriguing new links between ideas and visual images.”

“Her simple, dynamic shapes could have been inspired by Matisse's cutout.”

“Hubbard ingeniously depicts the song's slightly archaic words.”

“... Hubbard's stylish art... the strongest feature of a book that will appeal to admirers of Raschka's Charlie Parker Played Bebop.”

“This exuberant picture book features rhyming couplets that celebrate growth and change... Hubbard's colors shimmer on the page. A brave and fetching book, designed for repeat readings, destined to be loved.”

Publisher’s Weekly: “Hubbard's serpentine forms are reminiscent of such jazz-inspired abstract canvases as Stuart Davis's The Mellow Pad...is the cool cat's meow.” (starred review)

“Hubbard's artwork is the real star.” “Banana-yellow beast...solidly rendered in a childlike hand and in the zippiest of palettes, (has) the simplicity of Brown’s tongue twisters.” “Best of all, Hubbard's gouache illustrations... effuse the savory freshness and vitality of a new-born world.”

“Hubbard's [HIP CAT] energetic artwork enlivens the volume... spiraling curve patterns and repetitive speckles suggest the freewheeling spirits of the speakers.”

“Engaging layout and Hubbard's lively, Matisse-inspired gouaches...all in a vibrant palette of emerald green, poppy red and violet...Readers...feast their eyes on this one.”

School Library Journal: “Here is a one-of-a-kind book with a great message... Hubbard's vivid illustrations sparkle like the paintings of Matisse and offer just the right accompaniment to the jazzy text, which jumps across the pages and takes an occasional twist.” (starred review)

“…A fine addition to picture-book collections.” (starred review)

“The playful presentation is complemented by vibrant colors in gouache and watercolor pencil on Fabriano paper... A unique tool to spark discussion of emotions, their consequences, and the ability to deal with them.”

“... a stunning picture book.”

“Artistically, an exceptional work.”

Booklist: “The Matisse-like artwork... A handsome, clever book for children alone or in groups.”

“The carefully chosen images reinforce the point that growing up is exciting and rather like an adventure... young children will respond to the images and colors of this book, it can be read on many levels and will be philosophically attractive to the older child, too.”

“Hubbard asks the child to celebrate his or her special qualities...The vividly colored art always combines a childlike simplicity of line with sophisticated collage techniques that bring texture, depth, and complexity of design to the pictures. A book that offers much to look at and something to think about.”

Parent’s Choice, “Children will delight.” ( starred review)

Norman Cousins: “[C IS FOR CURIOUS] is a joyous explosion in the mind. It surges with creative imagination and it a privilege just to hold in my hand.”

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: “See Magic come alive... lively and innovative...”

Houston Chronicle: “Comfortable All That You Are reassures both boys and girls how special they are. Cheers to author/illustrator Woodleigh Marx Hubbard.”

The PICTURE BOOK Reviews Woodleigh Hubbard shows a modernist spirit that relates to the surreal landscapes of MIRO.

Hubbard’s books have retailed in the following locations:
  • J. Paul Getty Museum • California
  • Guggenheim Museum Store • New York
  • Smithsonian Institution Museum • Virginia
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Bookstore • Chicago, Illinois
  • Seattle Art Museum • Washington
  • San Francisco MOMA Museum Store • California
  • The Ansel Adams Gallery Store • California
  • Museum of Fine Art • Maine
  • Chicago Historical Society Museum Shop • Illinois
  • Phoenix Gallery • Nepenthe, Big Sur California
  • Norton Simon Museum • California
  • Cartoon Art Museum • California
  • Madison Art Center • Wisconsin
  • Dallas Museum of Art • Texas
  • San Jose Museum of Art • California
  • Museum of Children’s Art • California
  • Milwaukee Art Museum • Wisconsin
  • Walker Art Center Book Shop • Minnesota
  • Denver Art Museum • Colorado
  • Museum of New Mexico • New Mexico
  • Oakland Museum Store • California
  • Bakersfield Museum of Art Foundation • California Museum Shop • Colorado
  • High Museum of Art • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Center for the Arts Gift Shop • San Francisco, California
  • Terra Museum of American Art • Chicago, Illinois
  • Mississippi Museum • Jackson, Mississippi
  • Knoxville Museum of Art • Knoxville Tennessee
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