Cara Rooney

Cara Rooney is an illustrator, plaything maker and workshop facilitator based in Dundee, Scotland, creating illustrations, interactive books and toys, portraying fascination for the natural world and childlike curiosity. Cara graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in 2020 with a First Class Honours degree in BDes (Hons) Illustration and was awarded the Macmillan Prize for Illustration 2021 for her book, Ants.

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Twitter: @cararoooney

Cara Rooney is represented at Jenny Brown Associates by Lucy. For all enquiries contact

Books by Cara

A Little World of Ants

A Little World of Ants

Two Hoots, 2024

With simple language and charming, brightly coloured illustrations full of funny details, this lift-the-flap adventure about ants and how they live is an instant hit with young children, especially those obsessed with nature and the miniature world of minibeasts.