Jon Klassen is a Canadian-born author/illustrator. He has written and illustrated 4 books of his own – “I Want My Hat Back” (2011), “This Is Not My Hat” (2012) which was the first book to win the Caldecott Medal and the Kate Greenaway Medal in the same year, “We Found A Hat” (2016) and the forthcoming “The Rock From The Sky” (2021). He has illustrated many books written by Mac Barnett, including “Extra Yarn” (2012), “Sam and Dave Dig A Hole” (2014), both of which were Caldecott Honor books, “The Wolf The Duck & The Mouse” (2017), and the Shapes trilogy.
He has also illustrated books by Lemony Snicket, Ted Kooser, Sara Pennypacker, among others. In 2018 he was awarded the Order of Canada for Contributions to Children’s Literature. He has worked on feature animated films such as “Coraline”, “Kung Fu Panda” and other commercial animated work for clients like Google, The New Yorker and the BBC. He lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.