Tammy Yee grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii, where she explored tide pools, swam in streams and wrote and illustrated spooky stories her teachers politely read. After she graduated from college she worked as a pediatric nurse. Having children rekindled her love for picture books, so in 1994 she exchanged her stethoscope for a paintbrush and she's been illustrating ever since.
Tammy has worked on more than 30 books including The Tsunami Quilt: Grandfather's Story (written by Anthony Fredericks, Sleeping Bear Press), a Bank Street College Best Book of the Year and Storytelling World Awards Honor recipient in the Pre-Adolescent Listeners category; A is for Aloha (written by Uilani Goldsberry, Sleeping Bear Press), selected by the Hawaii Center for the Book to represent the state at the 2006 National Book Festival; Lullaby Moon (written by Elaine Masters), winner of the 2003 Ka Palapala Po'okela Award for Excellence in Children's Books; and Baby Honu's Incredible Journey, an island children's classic now in its 38th printing.
She has also illustrated forensic assessment tools for the Hawaii Judiciary Children's Advocacy Center and educational material on the care of central lines in children, and has designed digital children's murals for the Kapiolani Medical Center and the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center.
Tammy is the Regional Advisor for the Hawaii Chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.
Tammy lives in Windward Oahu with her family, two rabbits, a chinchilla, a cockatiel, a cat and a burping bulldog named Roxy.
Published author/illustrator of more than two dozen children's books, fiction and nonfiction, and several craft books. Experienced in commercial murals for digital reproduction, web development and web design.
Children, animals, wildlife, conservation, multicultural, humor, science.STYLE / MEDIUM
Watercolor, watersoluble pencils, colored pencils, digital illustration, acrylics.EDUCATION
University of Hawaii at ManoaCLIENTS
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