Daring Escape of the Misfit Menagerie

An illustrated children’s chapter book. Available on Amazon, and at bookstores everywhere.

Written by Jacqueline Resnick

Illustrations, cover image and cover type by Matther Cook

The Misfit Menagerie is the story of 4 misfit animals: Smalls the sunbear, Rigby the komondor dog, Tilda the angora rabbit, and Wombat (a wombat, naturally). The four friends are torn from their idyllic home at Mumford’s Farm to a life of misery and danger in Claude the Magnificent’s traveling circus. With the help of Bertie, Claude’s mistreated nephew, and the young acrobat Susan, the group must find a way to escape the circus and save themselves.

I had the pleasure of designing 30 internal pen and ink illustrations for the story, as well as the image and titles for the cover. Here are a few of my favorite illustrations:

Published by Razorbill, copyright © 2012