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Kevin Waldron

As a Child

I was born in Dublin many summers ago. Growing up near the coast we used to skim stones on the sea, the most important thing was to beat my brother’s score. I don’t feel comfortable unless I’m living near the sea. My mother used to take us to the local library frequently and we could choose four picture books each to bring home, that’s where it all started I guess.

As an Adult

I studied first in Dublin at D.I.T. and then did a Masters at Kingston University in London. I worked on my first book, Mr Peek & the Misunderstanding at the Zoo, in college and it was published the following year. I started work on Tiny Little Fly in 2009 and emigrated again to America that summer. I am now based in New York, living in Manhattan and working in Brooklyn.

As an Artist

I was lucky enough to do the artwork for Michael Rosen’s witty rhyme, Tiny Little Fly. It’s my first book with Walker. I keep lots of sketchbooks; scribbling in them all day long and then I see what I can pull out of them at the end of the day.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Kevin Waldron

  1. I have a terrible sense of direction
  2. I eat a banana everyday
  3. I play ping pong in work
  4. I carry a book everywhere I go
  5. I like to think that I’m easy going
  6. I cycle everywhere
  7. I have a lot of hats
  8. I’ve never had a cup of coffee, but I bring Irish tea with me everywhere
  9. I enjoy composting
  10. I’m quite good at getting the last bit of toothpaste out of the tube

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