Barbara's humorous style has been said to portray "animals with attitude". Her artwork enlivens many books for children, including Emma's Eggs, The Flying Tortoise, and Rhinos for Lunch and Elephants for Supper! She works with a bright palette of watercolours and dyes.
Scholastic Inc. McDonald's Christie Brown & Company Ralston Purina Time Inc. National Wildlife Federation Reader's Digest Children's Publishing Ltd. Oxford University Press National Academy Press Sears Harper Collins Macleans Chatelaine Ontario Parks Orca Book Publishers Storck
CAPIC Double Exposure winning entry, 2012 Chocolate Lily Award Nominee, 2007, Emma at the Fair Maxwell Award, Humorous Art Category, 2006, Food Fight Starred Our Choice Selection 2002, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Emma's Cold Day 2002 Shortlist, Ontario Library Association, Blue Spruce Award, Emma’s Cold Day 2002 Shortlist, Little Saplings Award, Emma's Cold Day Silver Seal, 2001 Mr. Christie Book Award, Emma's Cold Day Grand Prize, Ex aequo - 2000 Luxcanada, illustration, children's book, Emma and the Coyote Silver Seal, 1999 Mr. Christie Book Award, Emma and the Coyote Society of Illustrators 40th Annual Exhibition, International Category, Dinosaur in the Jungle CAPIC Award of Merit, Self-promotion Category 1998, Dinosaur in the Jungle Official Selection, 1995 Silver Birch Award, The Flying Tortoise Florida Reading Association Children's Book Award, 1992, Rhinos for Lunch and Elephants for Supper!