Tarsila Krüse is a children’s book illustrator based in Dublin. She is a founding member of The Blind Elephant Illustration Collective and a very proud member of Illustrators Ireland, with her work being exhibited in Dublin, Belfast and London. Her whimsical illustrations are created through hand sketches and painted digitally using Photoshop and she has worked on a wide variety of projects including books, magazines, posters, merchandise, blogs, websites and bespoke commissions. Her début picturebook with Máire Zepf Ná Gabh ar Scoil (Futa Fata) is out now.
One of my favourite classics is The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. I love it because it’s all about love, friendship and care, no matter at what stage in life we are.
Top Five Favourite Children’s Books:
Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beatty and David Roberts
Linnea in Monet’s Garden by Christina Bjork and Lena Anderson
I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
The Heart and the Bottle by Oliver Jeffers
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett