Andi Cann, Children's Author

Books that develop an appreciation for art, engage students, and build self-esteem

Andi grew up in the Midwest. Her early life was rich with books, reading, and library visits. Nancy Drew was one of her best friends! Mrs. Gladieux, the town librarian, encouraged her love of reading, allowing her to check out many more books than were allowed! Andi's stories are about children learning to embrace their uniqueness, find friends, or stand up for themselves. When Andi had her children, she read them many books, volunteered in their classrooms, and even taught in the Art Masterpiece program. Her love of art and reading inspired her to develop memorable characters including Mr. Hoopeyloops, Rex, Alabama Oh, Jojo, Puddles, and MerryLyn. After a robust career in business, Andi has returned to her first love by creating books that make a difference for people. Andi, the mother of two grown children, lives in Arizona with her husband, chickens, a chocolate lab named Willow, and countless free range bunnies. She loves art, animals, and reading good books!

The most important thing the author wants readers to gain from her books:

That they are unique and special. To use their imaginations. And to remain open-minded.

Why the author is an authority on the subject of her books:

Years of art appreciation.


Social Media:


Speaking Engagements and School Presentations:

I can read the books and also bring art projects for students to complete.

Presentation Audience:


Grades K-3


11-100 appearances



Willing to travel

Book Type:

Picture book

Children's Fiction




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