Hello from Eric Velasquez, award winning author and Illustrator! Eric was born in Spanish Harlem and he grew up in Harlem. He earned his BFA from the School of Visual Arts. He teaches book illustration and has been illustrating for over 30 years. He has illustrated more than 30 children’s books!! Click HERE to find out more about Eric Velasquez and his latest book Octopus Stew.


For this May only!! Watch the video on SI Kids! STORY TIME and hear Eric tell you more about his clever picture book and hear him read Octopus Stew which tells two stories in one!