Wade Zahares creates art noted for its strong lines, bold colors, and dazzling perspective. In addition to his New York Times Best Illustrated Book, Window Music, Zahares has illustrated a number of critically acclaimed picture books. They include Delivery, which Booklist called a "visual delight;" Red Are the Apples ("... a feast for the eyes," —Publishers Weekly), and Big, Bad, and a Little Bit Scary ("large, lush ..."—School Library Journal).
A graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Zahares does corporate commissions, producing large scale pastel paintings for such clients as McDonalds, Bank of America, HBO, Cinemax, and Sesame Street Magazine. His work is in the permanent collection of the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts. Wade lives in Maine.