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Merrill Rainey

Growing up, Merrill Rainey spent most of his Saturday afternoons drawing, watching monster movies, and going on imaginary adventures. Today, he is a cowboy-boot-wearing, picture-book-creator and paper-toy-maker. Merrill’s work focuses on exploring creativity and imaginative play. His current titles include Roar! I’m a Dinosaur (winner of the 2022 Good Housekeeping Best Picture Book award), Oink! I’m a Pig, and the Color, Cut, Create series. His newest illustrated title GIANTS Are Very Brave People, written by Florence Parry Heide, is a reimagined classic picture book about a little giant that