Book Illustration

Have You Ever Seen…

Have You Ever Seen a Duck in a Raincoat? compares human clothing, footwear and headgear with the equivalent animal adaptations. Have you ever seen a lobster in a helmet? No? That’s because lobsters don’t need helmets because they have a hard shell to protect their heads and bodies. The animal tic-tac-toe activity at the end of the book will provide hours of educational enjoyment. Each informational picture book in the Have You Ever Seen series uses lighthearted human-animal comparisons to teach primary-level children about animals.

have you ever seen a duck in a raincoat
have you ever seen an octopus with a broom
have you ever seen a stork build a log cabin
have you ever seen a hippo with sunscreen

Here are some internals with some of my favorite animals.

Have You Ever Seen a Chimpanzee with a Washcloth?

Have You Ever Seen a Chimpanzee with a Washcloth?

Have You ever Seen a Huron with a Fishing Rod?

Have You ever Seen a Huron with a Fishing Rod?

Have You Ever Seen a Polar Bear build a house?

Have You Ever Seen a Polar Bear build a house?

Have You Ever Seen a Craw fish build a house??

Have You Ever Seen a Craw fish build a house??

Published by Kids Can Press Written Etta Kanner & Illustrated by Jeff Szuc


The Five by Seven Book

The Five by Seven Book

Have You Ever Seen a Craw fish build a house??

57+ 5″x7″ paintings created one per week, over the course of a year. Reprinted full sized and in full colour. Each with an accompanying tale of woe.buy now $25 +shipping Published by BoxCutter Studios Written & Illustrated by Jeff Szuc Foreword by Angela Szczepaniak@2010


Unisex Love Poems

unisex love poems

This piece is the cover illustration for a book in the DC Books poetry series. I don’t want to do any disservice to the author by attempting a plot summary. I can say this much though: it’s titled ‘Unisex Love Poems’, it’s by Angela Szczepaniak, and my piece captures the underlying themes and motifs perfectly. Written by Angela Szczepaniak Cover Illustration by Jeff Szuc

Unisex Love Poems on Amazon


My Kind of Sad

What it’s Like to be Young and Depressed

my kind of sad

Published by Annick Press Written by Kate Scowen & Illustrated by Jeff Szuc. Written to be read by teens themselves, My Kind of Sad lays out the facts on moodiness, depression, and the stresses of teenaged life. From the factors affecting how kids feel to the signs of serious depression, the book explores youth-specific mental health issues and offers teens expert advice on how to find help for themselves or help a friend in need.

My Kind of Sad: What It’s Like to Be Young and Depressed on Amazon