Ashley Sanborn


Ashley Nuccitelli Sanborn is an award-winning artist who also happens to have designed a parade float. She has a B.A. in illustration from Brigham Young University, and her work has appeared on the cover of Leading Edge magazine and BYU's admissions and student services websites. Sanborn has illustrated three children's books: If Cancer Was A Fish - I'd Throw It Back (by Tiffany Berg-Coughran), Polar Bear Bowler: A Story Without Words, and The Dancing Flamingos of Lake Chimichanga by Karl Beckstrand.

Where to buy in print


Boliche polar: Un cuento sin palabras
Series: Spanish Children's Books · Stories Without Words · Animal & Pet Books for Kids. Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 720. Language: Spanish. Published: March 23, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals » Bears, Fiction » Children’s books » Sports & Recreation / Games
(Arctic Humor, Spanish) "Charming wordless story...full of...polish and physical comedy" - Publisher's Weekly. Un oso polar va a la Antártica. Él nunca ha visto a un pingüino. A él se ven como algo divertido con el cual jugar. Para niños de 2 - 6 años; 30 ilustraciones (Cuentos sin palabras serie). Kids love to tell or write the story.
If Cancer Was a Fish: I'd Throw It Back
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 330. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2017 by Karl Beckstrand. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Social Issues / Emotions & Feelings, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Health & Daily Living / Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries
A humorous but pointed illustrated book addressing the roller coaster of emotions that arise with a cancer diagnosis (comes with tips for family conversations); 350 words, 21 pages (for ages 4 - 8).
The Dancing Flamingos of Lake Chimichanga: Silly Birds
Series: Food Books for Children, Book 5 · Activity Books for Kids · Animal & Pet Books for Kids. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 880. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals » Birds, Fiction » Children’s books » Performing Arts / Dance
Quirky birds with a zest for life, revel, feast, and dance on the shores of a shimmering lake. Counting activity for ages 3 – 6 (350 words, 24 illustrations). "5 out of 5 stars…Playful, inspired, funny…full of fun! …Brilliantly colored!" - Jean B. Yates, Vine Voice Reviewer
4 Bedtime Stories (for Wide Awake Kids)
Price: $8.95 USD. Words: 510. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » People & Places / Polar Regions, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Astronomy
Includes critically lauded Sounds in the House: A Mystery; Polar Bear Bowler: A Story Without Words; Why Juan Can’t Sleep; Bright Star, Night Star: An Astronomy Story. Includes finding, counting, and describing activities (ages 3 - 9 years). Humor, mystery, animals, stars, characters of color, and family fun
Polar Bear Bowler: A Story Without Words
Series: Activity Books for Kids · Stories Without Words, Book 1 · Animal & Pet Books for Kids. Price: $3.85 USD. Words: 710. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014 by Karl Beckstrand. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals » Bears, Fiction » Children’s books » People & Places / Polar Regions
(Bedtime humor, sports) “A charming wordless story…full of…polish and physical comedy” – Publisher’s Weekly. The adventures of a polar bear who hitches a ride to Antarctica. He’s never seen penguins before; to him they look like something fun to play with. You tell/write the story (Stories Without Words series, Vol. 1 for ages 2 – 6); 30 illustrations