About The Artists


Anne Baird is an award-winning artist. Mother of three, grandmother of five, and a new GREAT grandmother, she’s a former journalist, teacher and school administrator. She’s the author/illustrator of eleven children’s books, published by William Morrow and Simon & Schuster. She self-published the Little Big Books collection of five musical eBooks for toddlers and has just completed a proposal for a new 48-page picture book, ZIP TAKES A TRIP.

This adventure celebrates the epic journey of an intrepid snail up the wall of a brownstone house. Anne hopes to find a publishing partner for this zippy tale. Toddlers and older children will identify with and love this story of how courage and persistence pay off!

Anne’s inspiration for her children’s work comes from her delight in the antics of her growing family, and of the many young friends in her life.

A wonderful creative partnership with musicians Allison McCready and Cary Beare in 2012/2013 led to the creation of Little Big Books’ first collection.

To see more of her work, visit her Amazon Author Page. 

Anne Baird
Allison McCready and Cary Beare


Allison McCready and Cary Beare are a talented singer/songwriting team from Los Angeles. When they met Anne, they were performing together as Joopiter Moon. They were looking for an artist to illustrate a song Cary had just written, POTTY PARTY. He wrote the song at the request of his sister who was having trouble potty-training her son. 

Anne loved the song and designed and painted a picture book to illustrate it. It became the first of the five-book Little Big Books collection.