Crustacean Vacation

Marty Kelly


Marty Kelly is the author and illustrator of several children’s books, including Fall Is Not Easy, The Rules, Winter Woes, Summer Stinks, Spring Goes Squash, The Messiest Desk, and Twelve Terrible Things. His career as an artist started when he began drawing historically accurate pictures of spaceships dropping bombs on dinosaurs. He has in the past, been second grade teacher, a baker, a cartoonist, a newspaper art director, a drummer in heavy metal band, balloon delivery guy, and an animator. Now he visits lots and lots of schools to show students how he creates books. He is also a juried member of New Hampshire State Council for the Arts Visiting Artist Roster, and represented New Hampshire at the 2011 National Book Festival. For more visit