Suzanne Kaufman is the illustrator of the New York Times best-selling picture book "All Are Welcome." She is an author, illustrator, animator and lover of school potlucks. She has written and illustrated her own books "Confiscated" and "I Love Monkey." Her previous illustration work includes "Take Your Pets to School Day," "100 Bugs," "Naughty Claudine Christmas" and "Samanthasaurus Rex." Over the years, she's done everything from animating special effects for Universal and Discovery, to be an animation lead on games that were awarded the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences' Innovation in Art Direction, Innovation in Animation and Children's Title of the Year. She has lectured and taught illustration an animation around the US, England, Japan and Peru. When not tramping through the wilds of the Pacific Northwest, you will find her teaching animation or working in her studio. She lives in Seattle with her husband and two creative daughters of her own.