About the Author

Graham Ross

Look! Look what I've done!! The words of an eight year old as he holds up the drawing of a vibrant red fire engine. Oh Graham, that's wonderful.

Really? Oh this is good. You draw a picture and you get a reaction. I could get into this! And so it began. The seed was planted, further watered by bedtime rituals of propping pillows up against his bedroom wall getting into bed to get lost in a family member's reading of The Wind in the Willows.

An unintended lesson learned through those readings that our intrepid illustrator still calls upon in his illustration work is that the viewer will take different things from the illustration and he will add elements to the illustration that may go over some heads, but others will catch them and smile. There's always something to look at.

A graduate of the illustration program at Sheridan College in Ontario, Graham thought he would stick around the big smoke and in addition to his work as a designer at Canadian publisher McClelland & Stewart, he would also cultivate his Flock of Seagulls hair style and work on his dance floor moves. But alas soon follicles started to recede and shoulder pads deflated, so Graham moved back to his hometown of Ottawa, Ontario to contemplate his next career move.

It was in Ottawa that Graham began his freelance illustration and graphic design career. A career that has spawned illustrations for such publishers as Orca Book Publishers, Scholastic Canada, and Meadowside Books of the United Kingdom, as well as numerous Canadian government agencies and private design firms.

He lives in Merrickville, Ontario with a circus star family: his juggling wife, a helldriver daughter, a canine cannonball, and a fire breathing cat.

Books by this Author
Alphabetter

Alphabetter

by Dan Bar-el
illustrated by Graham Ross
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback Audiobook eBook
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Alphabetter Read-Along
Excerpt

Alberto had an alligator, but he didn't have a bathing suit.

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Billy Sure Kid Entrepreneur 4 Books in 1!

Billy Sure Kid Entrepreneur 4 Books in 1!

Billy Sure Kid Entrepreneur; Billy Sure Kid Entrepreneur and the Stink Spectacular; Billy Sure Kid Entrepreneur and the Cat-Dog Translator; Billy Sure Kid Entrepreneur and the Best Test
by Luke Sharpe
illustrated by Graham Ross
edition:Hardcover
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By a Thread

By a Thread

by Ned Dickens
illustrated by Graham Ross
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook
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“I sympathize, Bard,” murmured Curtis politely.

“But, frankly, I think that you've landed quite lightly,

While I am, I think, at the end of my thread.

If I am and I fall, I'm afraid I'll be—."

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By A Thread

By A Thread

by Ned Dickens
illustrated by Graham Ross
edition:eBook
also available: Hardcover
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Cheetah

Cheetah

by Wendy A. Lewis
illustrated by Graham Ross
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
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Mia turned on her light. She took the lid off Cheetah's box. She couldn't see Cheetah at first. Then she spied her hiding in the grass. Mia ran her finger gently down Cheetah's back. Cheetah trembled. "Don't be scared, Cheetah," Mia whispered. She picked Cheetah up and held her close. "Oh, Cheetah," she said sadly, "am I your monster?"

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Monster Lunch

Monster Lunch

by Pat Skene
illustrated by Graham Ross
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
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The whole thing started in my bowl,
when I sat down to lunch.
I love zoo crackers in my soup,
so I threw in a bunch.

They floated in my noodle soup.
My bowl looked like a zoo.
And then I heard them calling me,
"Hey, you there, Soozy Q.!"

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Rhyme Stones

Rhyme Stones

by Pat Skene
illustrated by Graham Ross
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
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They scrambled through branches and followed the sound.
Then will said, "It's coming from under that mound."
And that's when they saw it—a dark open hollow.
They stopped in their tracks and took a big swallow.

"A cave," Wally whispered. "We can't go in there."
And Will said, "It could be a den for a bear."
They heard Fitzhugh howling from somewhere inside.
And Cecil was tempted to run off and hide.

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The Billy Sure Kid Entrepreneur Collection

The Billy Sure Kid Entrepreneur Collection

Billy Sure Kid Entrepreneur; Billy Sure Kid Entrepreneur and the Stink Spectacular; Billy Sure Kid Entrepreneur and the Cat-Dog Translator; Billy Sure Kid Entrepreneur and the Best Test
by Luke Sharpe
illustrated by Graham Ross
edition:Paperback
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The DATA Set Collection #2

The DATA Set Collection #2

A Case of the Clones; Invasion of the Insects; Out of Remote Control; Down the Brain Drain
by Ada Hopper
illustrated by Graham Ross
edition:Paperback
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The Paper Wagon

The Paper Wagon

by martha attema
illustrated by Graham Ross
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
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Excerpt

At noon, they saw a hairy black spider at the side of the road.

The little hen pulled in the reins. "Halt! Stop!" she called.

The wagon stopped beside the spider.

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Timberwolf Prey

Timberwolf Prey

by Sigmund Brouwer
illustrated by Graham Ross
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
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Timberwolf Rivals

Timberwolf Rivals

by Sigmund Brouwer
illustrated by Graham Ross
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
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Timberwolf Tracks

Timberwolf Tracks

by Sigmund Brouwer
illustrated by Graham Ross
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
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What a Hippopota-Mess!

What a Hippopota-Mess!

by Pat Skene
illustrated by Graham Ross
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged : humorous
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Excerpt

I saw two hippopotami,
when they were peeking water-high.
One hippo seemed a friendly guy,
but not for very long!

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