Beloved Picture Book Characters Adorn the Hollins Campus this Summer

Children's Literature

June 22, 2016

single-paper-background Mister Toad
Ferdinand the Bull, Eyeore, Pooh and Piglet, Mister Toad from Wind in the Willows, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and The Runaway Bunny and his Mama have all found a home at Hollins this summer. Acclaimed illustrator Ashley Wolff, who teaches in Hollins’ graduate-level certificate program in children’s book illustration, has created cutouts of both classic and contemporary picture book characters and placed them around campus for the Summer 2016 Term, which runs through July 29. “I’ve had these in mind for several years, and last year I finally got serious about finding a material to make them from,” she explained. Wolff is the author and/or illustrator of over 50 children’s picture books including Baby Beluga, Stella and Roy Go Camping, Me Baby, You Baby, Who Took the Cookies from the Cookie Jar?, Mama’s Milk, and the Miss Bindergarten series. Her artwork has been exhibited widely in national shows and her books have won numerous state and national awards. She lives and works in San Francisco.