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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Doug Cenko  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Illustrator

Born: in

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Illinois Connection

Cenko is currently living in the city of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Doug Cenko is an artist and illustrator. He grew up in Northwest Indiana and has worked at an animation studio, a live special effects company and design agencies, but illustration is what he truly loves to do. His work has been seen by millions of people worldwide on dozens of concert tours, films and television shows.

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Titles At Your Library

Sleepy Solar System
ISBN: 1936669498

blue manatee press. 2016

29th Annual IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award, Children's Picture Book (4-7 years)

“It’s been a long, busy day in the starry Milky Way. Sleepy, setting Sun calls out, ‘Bedtime, everyone...’" Rhyming text and whimsical illustrations provide an enchanting read-aloud and a celebration of the wonders of outer space, including a map and facts at the end. Sleepy Solar System is certain to send the imagination soaring!

ISBN: 1936669544

blue manatee press. 2017

Play and learn with dogs of all colors, shapes, and sizes! Questions within the book provide a built-in tool for grown-ups to use while reading, encouraging little ones to expand on the story. This type of interactive reading, known as "dialogic reading," is key to developing early literacy skills.

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