Montreal-based JC Little is an award-winning story artist and animation director, with a career spanning more than 30 years. Her background includes commercials, feature films, the Disney-syndicated and Gemini-nominated kids’ TV show My Life Me. She is best known online as The Animated Woman where her playful style, wit and ability to illustrate tender moments have earned her two BlogHer Voice of the Year Honours, three 2013 Canadian Weblog Awards, the All Authors Certificate of Excellence and an Anim!Arte laurel for her short film, Papa Pasquale. JC lives in a messy house with her lovely British husband and three fantastically opinionated children.
The Last Snowman (Children’s)
“This afternoon it snowed. It was probably one of the last snows of the winter, so it was lovely sticky snow…perfect for making a snowman.” So begins the funny and poignant tale of a teenage girl and a dangerously tall snowman.
From the kitchen window, a mother watches her teenage daughter build one last snowman in the fresh spring snow. The girl works diligently, and with some help from her little brother, she constructs a dashing giant. But wet snow and gravity take their toll, leaving a young girl who has perhaps loved and lost for the very first time.
The LAST Snowman is a book with timeless appeal for children and adults alike. Award-winning story artist JC Little has playfully captured a tender “moment” in family life, marking the ephemeral grace between childhood and adolescence.
What Others Are Already Saying about The Last Snowman:
“Loved this sweet story! It’s not easy being a 14 year old girl… but thankfully
mom can still make it all better. With the help of hot chocolate, that is.”
– Jill Smokler, New York Times bestselling author of Confessions of
a Scary Mommy
“The LAST Snowman beautifully captures the melting away of two seasons: Winter and childhood.”
– Annie @ PhD in Parenting Blog
“Many people can tell a story. But no one can draw a story like JC Little. If The Last Snowman doesn’t melt your heart, then clearly, you have a heart of coal!”
– Tracy Beckerman, syndicated columnist and author of Lost in Suburbia: A Momoir
This is the universal story of motherhood, from the gentle moment of birth to the inevitable letting go. In the playful and poignant simplicity that is her signature style, JC Little has captured the tender bond between mother and child. Motherhood is a timeless and wordless picture-book for mothers, sons and daughters of all ages.
Praise for Motherhood:
“Darling book! I’m not sure how JC Little is able to heartwarmingly share motherhood without a single word, but she does! And brilliantly.”
– Award-winning author Rachel Thompson, Broken Pieces
“JC’s illustrations are so simple, yet so totally able to make mascara run all over my face. This is a really sweet one for moms — way better than a greeting card.”
– ML Philpott, writer & artist
“JC is the rare person who combines adult understanding, childlike curiosity, humor, and honest emotion into color and story.”
– Neil Kramer, screenwriter & author of Citizen of the Month
“There are emotions that words can never capture, which is exactly why JC Little’s book goes right where words can’t – to the heart, where we first feel our motherhood. I love this book.”
– Alexandra Rosas, Good Day Regular People
PickleWeasel Picture Riddles: Volume 1 (Children’s)
What’s that playful PickleWeasel up to? There are 101 tricky PickleWeasel picture riddles to have fun figuring out. Some of the words are easy and some are more of a challenge, with clues in every picture. You can “hide” and “reveal” the answers with your very own thumbs, and the words are inverted, for those who pride themselves on their upside-down reading skills. Story artist JCLittle has created a wacky, zany, super-fabulous and slightly educational collection of PickleWeasels for kids 8 – 12. Bonus: Flip the corners of the book to see a little animation, just for laffs. PickleWeasel is a jaunty fellow!
More PickleWeasel Picture Riddles: Volume 2 (Children’s)
What’s that perkyl PickleWeasel up to? Here are 101 MORE PickleWeasel Picture Riddles for you to figure out. Some of the words are easy and some are more of a challenge, with clues in every picture. You can “hide” and “reveal” the answers with your very own thumbs, and the words are inverted, for those who pride themselves on their upside-down reading skills. Story artist JCLittle has created another goofy, smart, simply marvelous and mildly edifying collection of PickleWeasels for kids 8 – 12. Bonus: Flip the corners of the book to see a little animation, just for fun. PickleWeasel is a gifted gherkin!
Even More PickleWeasel Picture Riddles: Volume 3 (Children’s)
YES! Here are EVEN More PickleWeasel Picture Riddles to challenge you and your friends. As usual certain words are trickier than others, with clues in every picture. You can “hide” and “reveal” the answers with your very own thumbs, and the words are inverted, for those who pride themselves on their upside-down reading skills. Story artist JCLittle has created another goofy, smart, simply marvelous and mildly edifying collection of PickleWeasels for kids 8 – 12. Bonus: Flip the corners of the book to see a little animation, just because you can. PickleWeasel is a dapper dill!
Ello Monkey: Reanimating Social Media (YA/Social Media)
“Just when I thought The Internet was dead, a new and supposedly different kind of social media network popped up and caught my eye : Ello.
I am an animator, so naturally, drawings of monkeys ensued.”
In her first picture book exclusively for grownups, award-winning story artist JC Little explores the at times imperfect, but oh-so-inspiring world of Ello’s beta early adopter community.
This is not a guide book: it is a humorous and slightly satirical collection of impressions and reflections on a collective shift away from the colossally impersonal social media giants, illustrated with playful drawings of monkeys.
Praise for ELLO MONKEY:
“It is only fitting that the first “how to” book I’ve read on Ello presents itself in such a beautifully creative, but entirely unconventional way. If you are new to Ello, or (already) an Ello veteran, you absolutely MUST read this thoughtful guide. Careful though, you may die laughing – in a good way.”
– Thomas Hawk, photographer, Thomas Hawk’s Digital Connection
“JC Little’s ELLO MONKEY – part manual and part cheeky early adopter diary – is not only valuable for those new to Ello, but it has inspired this early adopter to reembrace the platform. It reminds me what I love most about social media: social connection.”
– Elan Morgan, Designer & Blogger at Schmutzie.com
“Ello opened up a world of possibilities in how we think about social media. Whether you are an Ello user or not, you will enjoy JC’s humorous enthusiasm for the online community.”
– Neil Kramer, Screenwriter & Author of Citizen of the Month
“ELLO MONKEY impishly explains how a home away from home can be full of monkey business, ad-free popcorn, friendly fEllos, and meaningful conversations. JC Little is hilarious.”
– Susan Caney-Peterson, Writer & Booksnips