Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Not a Typo

You guys aren't going to believe this. But I just got a bound copy of the Easter book I illustrated, and guess what I read on the jacket cover. 10 Trick-or-Treaters–the first counting book I illustrated–was at some time or other on the New York Times best seller list.

When I illustrate a book I like to do patterns for the endpapers. One thing about the Easter book that I got a kick out of was this: I wasn't sure whether I liked the mint background or the violet background better for the endpapers, so I sent two versions. I meant for them to choose one. They used them both! The violet in front, and the mint in back. I thought it was hilarious and I loved it as soon as I saw it.

10 Easter Egg Hunters will be released on February 8.