Betsy Lewin

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Betsy Lewin
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Lewin at the 2013 Texas Book Festival
Occupation Illustrator, writer
Nationality American
Alma mater Pratt Institute
Genre Children's picture books, travel
Spouse Ted Lewin

Betsy Reilly Lewin is an American illustrator from Clearfield, Pennsylvania. She studied illustration at Pratt Institute. After graduation, she began designing greeting cards. She began writing and illustrating stories for children's magazines and eventually children's books. She is married to children's book illustrator Ted Lewin and with him has co-written and illustrated several books about their travels to remote places, including Uganda in Gorilla Walk and Mongolia in Horse Song,[1] as well as How to Babysit a Leopard: and Other True Stories from Our Travels Across Six Continents (Roaring Brook Press, 2015). She is arguably best known for the Caldecott Honor Book Click Clack Moo: Cows that Type.

Books illustrated


Here is a partial list of recent exhibits featuring Betsy's works:

  • Pratt Institute Libraries

Exhibition: "Around the World with Ted and Betsy Lewin" October 30 - December 2, 2008

  • Society of Illustrators: main floor gallery

Exhibition: "Adventures With Ted and Betsy" June 1 through June 11, 2005

  • Massachusetts Audubon Center, Canton, MA.

Exhibition: "NCCIL Traveling Show" Feb. 12 through May 1, 2005

  • Brooklyn Public Library, New York

Exhibition: "Ted and Betsy Lewin's World of Picture Books" March 4–30, 2004

  • Children's Museum of Manhattan, New York

Exhibition: "Travels with Ted and Betsy Lewin" Featured 78 original illustrations from many of their books.

  • National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature (NCCIL)

Exhibition: "Adventures with Ted and Betsy", Abilene, TX, Watershouse, Germantown, MD, Wichita Falls, TX

  • Society of Illustrators, Original Art 2001 Silver Medalist
  • National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C.
  • University of Southern Missouri
  • Society of Illustrators, Women Illustrators of the Century


  1. "Biography". Retrieved September 21, 2013.

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