Although she flies somewhat under the radar locally, Sujean Rim has quite a loyal fan base of moms and young kids for her books like Birdie’s Big Hair and the just-released Birdie’s First Day of School. She holds readings regularly at the Chappaqua library that always draw a crowd.
Her next Birdie book is due out for Halloween 2016. This will be followed by a loosely autobiographical tale personified by bears plus two other non-Birdie books in the pipeline with Scholastic. In addition to her children’s books, she creates very well-regarded illustrations for clients like Bloomingdales, Barnes & Noble, Uniqlo, Jockey and UNAids.
Sujean and her husband Bob (also an artist) are proud parents to Charlie who will start first grade at Coman Hills this fall. She notes, “My husband and I have always loved children’s literature and have been reading to Charlie since he was still in my belly! We still read about two to five books together every night. Our art studio is in our home so he enjoys drawing with us when we work and considers himself a ‘serious artist’ too.”
She adds “CCBF is my favorite event! It has really been a fun way to connect with so many readers, fellow authors/ illustrators and of course, my neighbors. I can’t wait to participate again this year!”
Sujean will read and talk about Birdie’s First Day of School at the Chappaqua Library on Thursday, September 3rd at 4:30.