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Jenya Prosmitsky

Biography

Jenya Prosmitsky

Jenya was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, and lived most of her childhood and teen years in Kishinev, Moldavia (former U.S.S.R.).
 
At age seven Jenya entered the Children’s Art Study Group. Three years later she was admitted to Schusev Children’s Art School where she concentrated on fine arts. After graduating from Schusev Children’s Art School and high school, she continued her art education at Repin College of Arts in Kishinev where she studied fine arts, illustration and graphic design. After coming to the U.S., she received a certificate in Computer Graphics from the School of Communication Arts in Minneapolis, a certificate in Web Design from the Center for Digital Imaging Arts at Boston University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Graphic Design from the University of Minnesota.
 
For over 10 years, Jenya has worked as an interactive/graphic designer and children’s book illustrator. She is the artistic creator of the Words Are CATegorical series for Lerner Publishing Group of Minneapolis. The series’ name took after the cat characters Jenya had introduced to the books. She is the illustrator of the first three titles in the series that continue to stay on Lerner Publishing Group’s best seller list since 1999 and can be found in book stores around the world.

Jenya Prosmitsky

Books by Jenya Prosmitsky

written by Brian P. Cleary with illustrations by Jenya Prosmitsky - Children's 7-11, Picture

Simple, rhyming text and colorful cartoon cats help children expand their vocabularies and gain an appreciation for the rhythm of language in this lighthearted book of rhyming verse.

written by Brian P. Cleary with illustrations by Jenya Prosmitsky - Children's 7-11, Picture

What is a verb? It's easier to show than explain! In this fun and animated introduction to grammar, rhyming verse is used to creatively clarify the concept of verbs. Chock-full of colorful, lively examples, the playful rhymes and illustrations of comical cartoon cats combine to hightlight key words in the sentences.

written by Brian P. Cleary with illustrations by Jenya Prosmitsky - Children's 7-11, Picture

Words are CATegorical is a series which explores some of the basic principles of English grammar in a fun way. The books each deal with a different part of language, using playful and ingenious rhymes to make them easy to remember. In "What is a Noun?" children are introduced to one of the essential building blocks of the English language.