Matthew Cordell has illustrated books for children including works of poetry, novels and picture books. His work includes "The Only Fish in the Sea" and "Follow That Frog" by Philip Stead. He has written and illustrated picture books such as "Hello, Neighbor! The Kind and Caring World of Mister Rogers," "Bear Island" and "Wish."
His work has been published internationally and in languages such as Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Spanish, French and Italian. Cordell's books have been recognized as Best of the Year selections by The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Boston Globe, and his first wordless picture book, "Wolf in the Snow," was awarded a 2017 Boston Globe-Horn Book honor award and the 2018 Caldecott Medal.