Gifted author and illustrator Marianne Richmond has touched the lives of millions over the past decade through her publishing company, Marianne Richmond Studios, Inc. Her uplifting creations are sold nationwide -- from corner gift shops and bookstores to mass merchants and department stores.
Since her start in 1991 with just 20 greeting cards, she has become a recognized creator of numerous award-winning books, hundreds of cards and bright, colorful gift products. Two of her books -- I Wished for You, an adoption story and Fish Kisses and Gorilla Hugs -- are Book of the Year award winners from Creative Child Magazine. Several of her other titles are Mom's Choice Award winners.
What makes Marianne unique are her abilities as both writer and artist. When asked where her ideas come from, she says, "I try to be in tune with people's life circumstances. We all share universal emotions around certain life journeys ... and I think my gift is to capture those through my art and words."
Marianne lives in Minneapolis, MN with her husband, four kids, and their beloved Border Collie, Clay. Favorite things include coffee, exploring with my family, hiking, reading memoirs, sleeping, watching sappy movies, going on vacation, hanging out with girlfriends, eating ice cream after the kids are sleeping, doing art with kids ...
Reviews - What do customers think about Happy Birthday to You!?
Great book for young and young at heart. May 15, 2008
Great book and gift for anyone. Fun bright illustration with more of an artsy feel rather than cartoonish. I bought the book for my twins first B-day. They loved it. I bought again for the neighbors first B-day.