About the Author

Ben Hodson

Ben Hodson is an artist who loves a good adventure, like hiking the Rocky Mountains with rescued wild burros, living in a mountain village in Nepal, or drawing comics with youth in South Africa. These experiences bring inspiration and new perspectives to his craft. Ben illustrates mostly for children in books, magazines and textbooks. Ben is the 2004 recipient of the Glass Slipper Award from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators' Canadian Conference. He does presentations and workshops at local schools and libraries. Ben lives in Ottawa, Ontario, with his wife May and his daughter Zoe. Please visit his website at www.benhodson.ca.

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Captain Jake

Captain Jake

by Shannon Stewart
illustrated by Ben Hodson
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Hear My Roar

Hear My Roar

A Story of Family Violence
by Gillian Watts
illustrated by Ben Hodson
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I Love Yoga

I Love Yoga

A Source Book for Teens
by Ellen Schwartz
illustrated by Ben Hodson
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Jeffrey and Sloth

Jeffrey and Sloth

by Kari-Lynn Winters
illustrated by Ben Hodson
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Jeffrey looked at the blank page. It glared back. His ideas came slowly, and he found himself sketching a round-bellied, long-armed sloth. "Focus on the words," Jeffrey muttered to himself. "Just forget about the words," whispered a voice. Jeffrey looked around, his eyes wide. "Who said that?"

 

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Pigs Aren’t Dirty, Bears Aren’t Slow

Pigs Aren’t Dirty, Bears Aren’t Slow

And Other Truths about Misunderstood Animals
by Joanna Boutilier
illustrated by Ben Hodson
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Richard was a Picker

Richard was a Picker

by Carolyn Beck
illustrated by Ben Hodson
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Richard Was a Picker

Richard Was a Picker

by Carolyn Beck
illustrated by Ben Hodson
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Shoulders, chest, knees and toes—
the rest of Richard slid up his nose.

Richard was in
his half-picked snout,
which was completely inside out.

He looked like a booger,
   a big gloopy blob,
an ooey, gluey, goobery glob.

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