Illustrator Feature: Joelle Avelino


A children’s book comes to life through its illustrations, and Dream A Rainbow is no exception. Joelle Avelino is a London-based artist and illustrator whose colorful, vibrant style gave me a sense of joy. That’s the mood I wanted readers to take from Dream A Rainbow, and I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to work with Joelle to make that happen. The book illustrations give me life—I just want to jump in the pages and join the character, Hana, on her adventures—and I could not be happier with how everything turned out. There’s lots more to say about the importance of working with such a creative, skilled, and pleasant illustrator, but for now, check out Joelle’s work at