An artist’s growing menagerie

How Ashley Spires’ expanding lineup of quirky, cuddly characters has earned her the adoration of children – and children’s book editors – across Canada.

Quill & Quire  magazine

March 2012

There are few things Ashley Spires treasures more than her comfortable, predictable daily routine. That’s why a 2009 move from Vancouver to Saskatoon temporarily knocked the award-winning children’s author and illustrator off kilter – and inspired her new picture book, Larf (Kids Can Press), featuring a seven-foot-tall vegetarian sasquatch who uproots his quiet forest life with a fateful trip to the city.

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- PUBLISHED ON 29 Aug 2012 IN Journalism