Irene Luxbacher was nominated for the Governor General’s Award for her illustrations in Andrew Larsen’s The Imaginary Garden and its sequel The Not-So-Faraway Adventure. She has illustrated several other picture books, and her own Deep Underwater, Mattoo, Let’s Play! and Mr. Frank, as well as eight acclaimed children’s art activity books. She lives in Toronto, Canada with her husband and young son. You can learn more about her work at ireneluxbacher.com.