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Bonnie Leick (pronunciation: like) grew up on a dairy farm in Central Wisconsin where as a child, she spent her summers picking rocks in the fields and baling hay. Bonnie's award-winning artwork has sometimes been defined as quirky and humorous. Although she paints with watercolors, many think that her artwork is done digitally. That does not mean that she hasn't used the computer. For the book Alien Invaders (Raven Tree Press, 2005), she first drew the line-work on animation paper and then painted in Photoshop.
Bonnie has worked for publishers such as Simon & Schuster, Marshall Cavendish and Random House. She has also illustrated for Highlights High Five and Highlights. Before her work in children's books, Bonnie received a BFA in Film/Video-Character Animation from the California Institute of Art and Design. She worked in the animation industry until switching her career to become a children's book illustrator. Bonnie currently resides in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her husband Douglas O'Leary. She has two stepsons, Ryan and Connor and a French Bulldog named Zoe.