Mary Cummings, Agent and Founder

Ron Grady

Grady, Ron

The debut picture book by author/illustrator Ron Grady, WHAT IS BROWN? follows a day in the life of a brown child in search of all the beautiful hues of brown around him. It is partly a concept book exploring things that are varying shades of brown: toasted bread, clay plates, the hair on Daddy's head, etc. But in a larger sense it associates these brown things with comfort and beauty.

Ron Grady is a preschool educator and researcher. His website,, hosts his blog and illustrated resources for educators, parents and caregivers.

(Co-agent: Betsy Amster)


WHAT IS BROWN?  (Nancy Paulsen Books/Penguin)