Tara Nicole Whitaker Books & Biography
Tara Nicole Whitaker fell in love with children’s books from visits to the local library. This passion for illustration developed into one for animation as well. Her education in art began early, from classes at Pratt in her youth, to more formal training at Rhode Island School of Design and California Institute of the Arts, earning her a BFA in character animation in 2002. Since graduating, she has designed for Dreamworks, Nickelodeon, Fox Animation, PBS, CBS, Cartoon Network, and, most recently, Disney. My Baby Loves Christmas marked Tara’s debut as a children’s book illustrator!