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Sydney Hanson

Biography

Sydney Hanson

Sydney Hanson was raised in Minnesota alongside numerous pets, and her illustrations and paintings still reflect a love for animals and the natural world. In addition to her book illustrations, Sydney is an experienced 2-D and 3-D production artist who has worked for several animation companies, including Nickelodeon and Disney Interactive. She lives in Los Angeles.

Sydney Hanson

Books by Sydney Hanson

by Sam Gayton and Sydney Hanson - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Youth Fiction

Something bad has happened to Prince Alexander, the only heir to the mighty Petrossian Empire. Something worse than kidnapping. Something worse than murder. Somehow, the Prince has been miraculously transformed into a fluffy kitten --- and a large one, at that. Giant, in fact. Dinosaur-sized. And his father, the bloodthirsty czar, is not happy. Why has this terrible catastrophe happened? Who are the boy and girl brewing secret potions down in the palace kitchens? And how are they paws-sibly going to avoid getting their heads chopped off?

by Marjorie Blain Parker and Sydney Hanson - Animals , Children's 3-5

Barn cats PURRR up in the hayloft.
Between the rafters, pigeons COO.
Do you want to hear their secret?
PSST! Guess what? It’s I LOVE YOU!

Written by Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin with illustrations by Sydney Hanson. - Children's 3-7, Picture, Youth Fiction

Add variety to your child’s bedtime routine with the latest book from the author of THE RABBIT WHO WANTS TO FALL ASLEEP, the New York Times and international bestseller that parents have been raving about! Features all-new child-tested, parent-approved techniques to reclaim bedtime and provide a sweet and tender end to each day. Your child joins Ellen the Elephant on a journey through a magical forest that leads to sleep. Along the way, children meet different fantastical characters and have calming experiences that help them relax and slip into slumber quickly.

Written by Jacqueline Davies and illustrated by Sydney Hanson - Children's 3-7, Picture

I want pants, says a little panda to his father. You are a panda, answers the father. Pandas do NOT wear pants. And so begins a hilarious battle of wills when a young panda tries to convince his father why pants make perfect sense. After all, pants are soft. Pants keep you warm. Some pants even have...POCKETS! But with a menacing snow leopard lurking in the background, will the longed-for pants end up having an even greater role to play?