Books by Other Authors
In addition to Sesame Street books, Dr. Seuss books, and books written by myself, I have illustrated books written by other authors. They include both "trade" books, and "mass market" books, with widely varied subject matter, and published by a variety of different publishers.
It was an honor to work with writer Laura Numeroff. The manuscript came with no art directions, just the rhyming verse. The words were clever and funny enough to inspire some of my best and funniest drawings.
This is a really charming manuscript, in my opinion, and it was a joy to illustrate. The boy is based on my grandson, Alex, and his mom is my daughter, Kristen. I just made up the dinosaur!
Too Many Dogs is silly, and wacky, and fun, and you can look for my little silky terrier, Scampi, running through the book like "Where's Waldo?". I dedicated the book to him as well as some other dogs I knew!
I loved illustrating "Too Many Dogs", and this was just as much fun! It was also selected as the best children's book of 2009 by the New Jersey Library Association! I had a lot of help from cat owners.
This is the second in a series of four books featuring kindergarten teacher Mrs. Millie. I actually went to Philadelphia to do research for this book. The boy in the green shirt is my grandson, Alex!
The fourth in the Mrs. Millie series takes place on her birthday. The boy in the yellow shirt is my grandson, Alex, and the girl in the pink shirt is my granddaughter, Bella!
This was one of four "big truck drivers" series based loosely on "Big Joe's Trailer Truck", but written by Leslie McGuire. I had help from the Mortlake Fire Dept. of Brooklyn, CT, where I lived at the time.
This, the third in the Mrs. Millie series, was greatly aided by the fact that here in eastern MA, there are abundant pumpkin patches as well as corn mazes in the fall. It was nice to get Mrs. Millie and her class out of doors.