Iwona Chmielewska creates word-picture books for people of all ages. Her books have been published mostly in South Korea (more than twenty) and in other parts of the world. Lately she has also been more active in Poland. She has been awarded many national and foreign prizes. The most important of them are the Golden Apple of Illustration Biennale in Bratislava in 2007 and, two times, the Bologna Ragazzi Award in 2011 and 2013.