Sylvia Long graduated from Maryland Institute of Art and has exhibited her work extensively for over twenty years. Her career as a children's book illustrator was launched with Ten Little Rabbits (Chronicle), which won the International Reading Association award for Best Picture Book and garnered her a loyal and enthusiastic following. Her book, Hush, Little Baby (Chronicle), was a runaway success.
Preferring to draw animals rather than people, Ms. Long spends as much time studying her subjects as she does drawing them.
She lives in Arizona and enjoys spending time outdoors with nature and wildlife.