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Q & A with the Illustrator

A Hat for Grandma: A Knitting Story

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In this section, we sit down with illustrator Bella Maher to get an insight into her artwork and what she enjoyed the most about working on "A Hat for Grandma: A Knitting Story." 

A Pakistan-based illustrator, Bella has been drawing since childhood and went on to complete a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts. She has been illustrating children's books since 2019 and has completed more than 400 projects on Fiverr, many of which have turned into books.  


What inspired you to become a children's book illustrator?


I decided to become a children's book illustrator because I like to read story books. I also like children and drawing, so I feel happy working on children's books.


What is the most rewarding aspect of illustrating children's books?


The most rewarding part is seeing the readers happy and smiling while reading the books I illustrate. It's such a wonderful feeling.


What did you enjoy the most about working on "A Hat for Grandma: A Knitting Story?"


The story is beautiful and warms the readers' hearts. It also encourages children to try new activities like knitting and to never give up. I think that these are important values to teach them. 


What message do you want to share with children and their families through your art?


I want to show them that the world of imagination is limitless.  At the same time, beautiful art allows us to spread joy around us and bring to life the images inside our minds. It's wonderful to be able to do this. 


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A Hat for Grandma
A Knitting Story

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