Sandie Sonke

Sandie Sonke - Designer

Rancho Cucamonga, CA, USA

I am a professional illustrator who specializes in children's book illustration and hand lettering.

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Overview


Hello! I am a Southern California native and published children's book illustrator. I love to create whimsical and colorful illustrations. Although I love working on all kinds of illustrations, I enjoy working children's books most of all. I have worked with traditional publishers and self publishers. I am passionate about what I do and always bring my best to every project. In addition to being a freelance illustrator, I am also a wife, and mom to two sweet and silly kids who inspire me daily.

Some lovely people I have recently worked with:
Oxford University Press, Familius Publishing, Clearfork Publishing, Usborne Publishing, The Webster, and Hopping On A Rainbow.
Fiction
Picture Books

Certifications

  • BA Studio Art - Cal State University Fullerton

Awards

  • Colorado Book Award 2019 Winner

Work experience

Illustrator

Self-employed
February, 2015 – Present (over 5 years)

Freelance Illustrator

Portfolio (5 selected works)

The Little i Who Lost His Dot (Language Is Fun!)

Kimberlee Gard

Little i can't wait to meet his friends at school, but there's just one problem: he can't find his dot anywhere? Each letter offers a replacement--an acorn from Little a, a balloon from Little b, a clock from Little c--but nothing seems quite right. Adorable illustrations teach alphabet letters and sounds with a surprising and satisfying ending to Little i's search.

Little i can't wait to meet his friends at school, but there's just one problem: he can't find his dot anywhere? Each letter offers a replacement--an acorn from Little a, a balloon from Little b, a clock from Little c--but nothing seems quite right. Adorable illustrations teach alphabet letters and sounds with a surprising and satisfying ending to Little i's search.

The Day Punctuation Came to Town (Language Is Fun Book 2)

Kimberlee Gard

There's a new family in town: the Punctuations! When Exclamation Point, Question Mark, Period, and Comma join the letters at school, they form words like Wow! and Why? and Yes. But Comma isn't sure where he belongs. He just seems to get in the way. Is he really important? Kids, parents, and teachers will enjoy this latest installment in the Language Is Fun series. With colorful illustration an... read more

There's a new family in town: the Punctuations! When Exclamation Point, Question Mark, Period, and Comma join the letters at school, they form words like Wow! and Why? and Yes. But Comma isn't sure where he belongs. He just seems to get in the way. Is he really important? Kids, parents, and teachers will enjoy this latest installment in the Language Is Fun series. With colorful illustration an... read more

Let's Make Yoga Magic

Heather Leah

Make yoga magic with the most beautiful and interactive kids yoga book out there! Pull the levers, turn the wheels, and watch as 13 adorable children come to life to act out 13 yoga poses and create other yoga magic. Kids will delight in seeing the sun rise over the mountain pose, boats float beneath the bridge pose, and branches magnificently blossom when a child makes the tree pose. A perfec... read more

Make yoga magic with the most beautiful and interactive kids yoga book out there! Pull the levers, turn the wheels, and watch as 13 adorable children come to life to act out 13 yoga poses and create other yoga magic. Kids will delight in seeing the sun rise over the mountain pose, boats float beneath the bridge pose, and branches magnificently blossom when a child makes the tree pose. A perfec... read more

We Toot: A Feminist Fable About Farting

Ashley Wheelock, Arwen Evans

A hilarious picture book for children of all ages. When a stinky toot is loosed at a slumber party, six girls learn an important lesson in body positivity and self-acceptance. We Toot lets little girls know it's okay to let one rip.Book Trailer Here: youtube.com/watch?v=usvWdKKLb1c Ten percent of House of Tomorrow's profits from the sale of this title will be donated to Girls, Inc. Their missi... read more

A hilarious picture book for children of all ages. When a stinky toot is loosed at a slumber party, six girls learn an important lesson in body positivity and self-acceptance. We Toot lets little girls know it's okay to let one rip.Book Trailer Here: youtube.com/watch?v=usvWdKKLb1c Ten percent of House of Tomorrow's profits from the sale of this title will be donated to Girls, Inc. Their missi... read more

Scarlet's Magic Paintbrush

Melissa Stoller

What would it be like to have a magic paintbrush? Scarlet knows. She paints perfect pictures . . . until her brush disappears. Will she ever be able to create another masterpiece without it?

What would it be like to have a magic paintbrush? Scarlet knows. She paints perfect pictures . . . until her brush disappears. Will she ever be able to create another masterpiece without it?

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