TINA KüGLER draws and paints with acrylics, bits of old paper, and pixels. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, three sons, two cats named Freddie Purrcury and Walter, a dog named Lola, and a cranky bearded dragon named Jabba.
Tina wrote and illustrated SNAIL AND WORM, a collection of easy reader stories about two small friends (2016 Houghton Mifflin Books for Young Readers). The sequel, SNAIL AND WORM AGAIN, is a 2018 Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book. SNAIL AND WORM ALL DAY, the third book in the series, was released in fall 2019.
IN MARY’S GARDEN (2015, HMH), written and illustrated by Tina and her husband Carson Kugler, is a biographical picture book about the life and work of Wisconsin artist Mary Nohl.
Tina illustrated THE CHANGE YOUR NAME STORE (2014) and its sequel, NO MORE BEIGE FOOD (2016), both written by Leanne Shirtliffe and published by Sky Pony Press.
She drew storyboards in the animation industry for studios such as Walt Disney, Nickelodeon, and Warner Bros. She also owned a children’s bookshop and worked in the youth department of a public library. Tina is currently a Character Layout Artist on The Simpsons.
Tina is represented by Teresa Kietlinski at Bookmark Literary.
Here is Tina’s thank-you video for the 2018 Geisel Honor for SNAIL AND WORM AGAIN.
Upcoming beginning reader books:
WHO ATE MY BOOK?
Penguin Random House
FOX TAILS (series)
Book One: The Great Bunk Bed Battle (Sept. 2020)
Book Two: The Biggest Roller Coaster (Nov. 2020)
Book Three: The Giant Ice Cream Mess (June 2021)