Susan Guevara has illustrated over 20 books for children. “Chato’s Kitchen” by Gary Soto was awarded the first Pura Belpre award, the first Tomas Rivera award, was an ALA Notable Book, and was listed as one of the best 100 books of the last 100 years by the New York Public Library. “Chato Goes Cruisin'” by Gary Soto was recognized as a New York Times 10 Best Illustrated Books of the Year. “Little Roja Riding Hood” by Susan Middleton Elya received a 2015 Pura Belpre Illustration Honor award. More importantly, her goddaughter likes the stuff.
“I don’t have one illustration style. It’s my job as the illustrator of a picture book to describe the world of that story with all the tools available to me. I use a style, (created by my compositions), a technique, (the type of tools and material I use to paint), and color palette. A picture book world set in Turn of the 20th Century Coney Island is very different than that of one set in Turn of the 21st Century East Los Angeles .”