Merrill Rainey


Growing up, Merrill Rainey spent most of his Saturday afternoons watching monster movies, drawing superheroes, and going on imaginary adventures with his siblings. Today, he is a cowboy-boot-wearing, award-winning illustrator, designer, and paper engineer. Merrill likes to experiment with art tools and uses marker, cut paper, or water soluble graphite to create his illustrations. Merrill lives in the historic town of Maumee, Ohio, with his editor (his wife), subject matter experts (his kids), and very opinionated coworkers (two pups, two goldfish, and some crabby hermit crabs).


Frog. Frog? Frog!: Understanding Sentence Types

Nancy Loewen and Merrill Rainey


Asteroid Goldberg: Passover in Outer Space

Brianna Caplan Sayres and Merrill Rainey


Color, Cut, Create Play Sets: Dinosaur World

Odd Dot and Merrill Rainey