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Anna Raff

Anna Raff is an award-winning illustrator of several books for children including World Rat Day, If I Were a Kangaroo, You Are Not a Cat!, and The Day the Universe Exploded My Head—a Kirkus Best Book of the Year and New York Public Library Best Book—as well as a series of science picture books with author David A. Adler. Before her career as an illustrator, she was a designer and art director at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and several children’s book publishers. Anna is on the faculty of the School of Visual Arts in the MFA Illustration as Visual Essay Program and Illustration Summer Residency. She has an MFA from SVA, a BA from Connecticut College and lives in New York City, where there are reportedly five rats per human resident.