ICAN Color! Operation Photobomb

Tonight’s storytime is a story written by Tara Luebbe and Becky Cattie, illustrated and read by Matthew Rivera.

This book is published by Albert Whitman & Co: When Monkey finds a camera, Chameleon discovers that he loves to photobomb everyone! But Chameleon’s photobombing starts to drive the other animals bananas. Can they find a way to stop his wild antics?


Illustrator Matthew Rivera holds book Operation Photobomb; the cover features toucan, parrot, cotinga and chameleon in a photograph being held by the character monkey

Matthew says, “I’m an illustrator from Arizona where I grew up on a diet of Tom and Jerry cartoons, Brady Bunch reruns and Star Wars films. When I was ten, I won the program cover contest for my elementary school’s Christmas musical, “Santa and the Snowmobile.” I’ve loved art and illustration ever since.

I graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts and then moved to Los Angeles. I worked many years as an art director for agencies, large corporations and toy companies.

Now, I make art and write stories for kids!

Find me working at my desk with a large cup of coffee and with Mavis, my pet rabbit, snoring at my feet; while endless loops of ‘The Golden Girls’ plays in the background.”


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