RWYK Author Interview: If You’re Scary and You Know It!

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An Interview with Noel Ill, illustrator of “If You’re Scary and You Know It!”

Happy Sunday everyone,

In today’s extra special episode, we present to you a wonderful board book for younger children titled If You’re Scary And You Know It! published by Familius publishing.  The book is beautifully illustrated by Noel Ill and is available now for purchase! It’s the perfect book to help you welcome in fall and get ready for Halloween!

In this juicy episode of the podcast, we’re joined by Noel Ill, illustrator and graphic artist from Southern California, USA. She talks about her inspiration to illustrate this fun board book for kids. You’ll learn more about the history of Halloween, What fascinates Noel about Halloween and why it is her favorite holiday!


Here’s more information about Noel Ill

Noel IllNoël ILL earned her BFA with honors in Illustration from ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California. Throughout her design and illustration career, she has had the opportunity to apply her artwork and tasteful design sense to the publishing and entertainment media fields. Her notable work includes production art for the quirky HBO animated series, The Life and Times of Tim, the “Be Mine” sticker pack for Facebook stickers,  The Sweetest Little Ghost, her licensed illustration with Papyrus greeting cards and illustrator of If You’re Scary And You Know It! by Carole Gerber, published by Familius.

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Book Description

If you’re scary and you know it, moan and groan . . .

If You're Scary and You Know It!Set to the tune of “If You’re Happy and You Know It,” this festive holiday book is perfect for all of the boys and girls roaming around on Halloween night! Ghosts moan and groan, while pirates yo ho! If You’re Scary And You Know It! is sure to be a Halloween hit!


In this episode, you’ll hear

  • Introduction to Children’s books illustrator, Noel Ill
  • Her brand new board book for kids, If You’re Scary and You Know It!
  • Who and what inspired Noel to illustrate this book?
  • The history of Halloween? Why is Haloween Noel’s favorite holiday?
  • What fascinates Noel about books on Halloween?
  • Noel’s advise to families on how to be more aware of their surroundings.
  • What is Noel currently working on, a message she would like to share with their readers?


A big thank you to Noel Ill for joining us and for sharing her wonderful book with us!


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Thanks for tuning in and have a wonderful day!😆


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