Joe Eckstein is a children’s book author, illustrator, and cartoonist who loves to encourage and inspire people through art and stories. He will read from his book Herby Gets a Life during a special Friday 10am storytime. Herby Gets a Life is a fun collection of cartoons starring Herby the Parrot that entertain, encourage, and teach important life lessons while promoting good character and positive values. Herby has various insights and adventures as he interacts with his owner, Jeremy, Jeremy’s friends, and a company of other birds and critters. Join Herby and his friends in their life-inspiring antics that are sure to delight!
Originally from Ohio and drawing and writing stories since he can remember, he has a Bachelor’s degree in fine art from Bowling Green State University and has worked as an illustrator for leading children’s education publisher Carson-Dellosa. His work has been published in books, greeting cards, magazines, and newspapers.
Joe is the creator of the cartoon character Herby the Parrot author and illustrator of Herby Gets a Life, and illustrator of numerous other books for children including Twee’ and the Between You and Me series, Two Homes for Daniel and the Daniel the Dinosaur and Friends series, Stanley’s Colors, and the recent republication of The Ghost of Black Hawk Island by renown author August Derleth. He currently has more exciting books in the works.