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Stephen Shaskan

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About the Author

STEPHEN SHASKAN has written and illustrated over a dozen children’s books, including the Pizza and Taco series of graphic chapter books. His picture book, A Dog Is a Dog, was a New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing Selection and a CCBC Choices Book. He holds a BFA in illustration from Rhode Island School of Design, and worked with kids for twenty years as an early childhood educator and after-school and summer art teacher. He loves performing at musical storytimes, presenting at schools, conferences, and festivals, and teaches comic classes to kids. Stephen lives with–and often collaborates with–his wife, author Trisha Speed Shaskan, in Minneapolis. Visit him at

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