Written by Jessie Burnam, Illustrated by Lisa M. Griffin
Meet Squirt — an exuberant horn-tooting swan who doesn’t know he’s not a duck. When Squirt learns from a flock of ducklings that he doesn’t look like a duck or quack like a duck, he makes a wish that takes him on a hero’s journey of discovery. What is Squirt’s wish? Will he give up his music to join the flock? And will he befriend an unexpected visitor?
All ideas start with a sketchbook and there are several scattered around her studio. From these initial renderings and rough sketches, more complex designs begin to take shape. Her illustrations and pattern designs are created using a mix of traditional and digital techniques.
Lisa's artwork has appeared in picture books and magazines, on greeting cards and gift items.
Lisa happily creates from a sunny spot in her studio. When she is not drawing, she enjoys reading, yoga, gardening and quality time with her family.