Joerg Muhle was born 1973 in Frankfurt am Main and studied at the Offenbach School of Design and the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs in Paris. He has been a freelance illustrator since 2000, and held a temporary professorship at the Fachhochschule in Mainz. He illustrated Ulrich Hub's Meet Me at the Ark at Eight. Today, he lives in Frankfurt where he works as a freelance illustrator for book publishers, magazines and newspapers.
Author and illustrator, Jorg Muhle, fills his pages with beautiful details of the forest, the friends, and their home, leaving plenty of white background. The illustrations are gently comical, in the pastel colours of a friendly forest, and flow across the endpapers. The details are full of wit and whimsy, bound to have the reader ducking back and forth, and emitting laughter and exclamation at the conduct of Bear, Weasel and Fox. As the final page reveals their dessert of three strawberries, I swear I could hear the screams of my imaginary audience. * CBCA: Reading Time *