graduated from The School of Visual Arts. Since then she has illustrated over thirty five books for children. Nine of them she has written herself.
Her books include, MY HOUSE which was one of the New York Times Ten Best illustrated Books of the Year. LOVE LETTERS by Arnold Adoff was a Publisher's Weekly and School LIbrary Journal Best Book of the Year and a BCCB Blue Ribbon Book.
Other titles include, HOW THE STARS FELL INTO THE SKY by Jerrie Oughton, DOODLE DANDIES by J. Patrick Lewis, THE GREAT BIG GREEN by Peggy Gifford and DOT THE FIRE DOG which has sold over 400,000 copies.
Her latest book is THE FLEATASTICS. "Desimini's...universe of fleas delights with boundless imagination and pockets of hilarious flea dialogue, vivaciously depicted." –Kirkus