Josée Bisaillon was born in 1982 in Québec, Canada. As a little girl, she loved to draw cats and
houses. She really enjoyed school and always returned home full of stories to tell. She liked
being in the classroom so much that she pursued her education all the way to university, where
she studied graphic design. It was there that she fell in love with illustration.

Since then, she has illustrated more than 40 picture books and has done numerous editorial
illustrations for magazines and newspapers. Her work has received recognition from Applied Arts, American Illustration and the Society of Illustrators NY, to name just a few. She was also shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Awards in 2008, 2010, 2019 and 2021 in Canada.

Josée lives just outside of Montreal with her spouse, their 3 children, one hairless cat and many
paper characters.