Matthew Cordell's (www.matthewcordell.com/) earliest memory is drawing George Washington on horseback, an illustration that managed to impress his brother's first grade teacher. Ever since then he has pursued his artistic passions, which eventually led him to travel to Chicago, where he met his wife, discovered his love for Children's books and started getting published. He has illustrated many picture books including,Toby and the Snowflakes,
and Righty and Lefty.
His first authored work isTrouble Gum
, which he illustrated himself. He currently resides in the suburbs of Chicago with his wife, Julie Halpern, and daughter.