I am excited to announce the release of my author-illustrator debut picture book with Peter Pauper Press! It has already gotten some great reviews!

Read the Booklist starred review.

Read the Kirkus starred review.

Read the School Library Journal review.

Read the Publishers Weekly review.

Read the starred review on Shelf-Awareness.

See art from the book by clicking here.

Check out my interview with Elizabeth Dulemba about the book.

Read this starred review from the website Imagination Soup.

Read this review included with a bunch of beautiful bird books.

Blog post about my artistic process.

Read my guest post for the Nerdy Book Club.


The "gator" book has launched! It is available at independent bookstores and on Amazon.

You can also buy it from Pelican Publishing by clicking here.

You can buy copies from Tombolo Books, an independent bookseller, by clicking here.

Click here to visit the site of B.J. Lee, the author.

You can buy it from amazon.com.

Click here to see more of the art.

Check out this quick process video.



I created coloring pages based on the book. Scroll down to see all four of the pages.

Click here for the high resolution image (to the left). Just follow the directions on the linked page.


Click here for the high-resolution image that you can download and color.


Click here for the higher-resolution image (the one to the left) that you can download and color.


You can click here to get the higher-resolution image (the one to the left) to download and color.


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