Rosemary Wells is the author-illustrator of more than 120 highly-acclaimed books, mostly for young readers. Her popular characters, Max and Ruby the bunny siblings, now star in their own television show on Nick, Jr.
Wells grew up in a creative family. Her mother was a
ballet dancer, and her father was an actor-playwright. “We
had a houseful of wonderful books,” Wells recalls. “Reading
stories aloud was as much a part of my childhood as the
air I breathed.” She began drawing at age two;
at nineteen, she attended the School of the Museum of
Fine Arts, Boston.
Her best-selling titles include Bunny
Cakes (Dial, 1997),
Noisy Nora (Dial, 1973), and Read
to Your Bunny (Scholastic,
1997). However, Rosemary considers Voyage
to the Bunny Planet (Viking, 2008) her personal favorite.
Rosemary Wells is a reading evangelist and travels all
over the country as an advocate for literacy and pre-school
education. She makes her home in upstate New York.