It's hard to believe that one month from tomorrow (April 4th) my next picture book, IF I WERE A KANGAROO will be in stores! It seems like yesterday that I was researching sleepy baby animals, such as otters, bats, and wolf spiders.

Earlier this week, generous kidlit ambassador Mr. Schu (Mr. Schu Reads) premiered the trailer I made (also seen above), and shared an interview between author Mylisa Larsen and myself. The two of us have yet to meet in person, but this virtual meeting was a terrific way to start. You can read the interview here. We talk a bit about our creative processes, and I shared my most hilarious bit of art direction, ever.

If you'd like to pre-order a copy of IF I WERE A KANGAROO, click here, or here. It arrives in time for Easter, Passover, and Mothers Day! Nudge, nudge, wink, wink...

If I Were a Kangaroo Cover

Ta-dah! I'm pleased to share the cover of my first collaboration with the lovely folks at Viking Children's Books, If You Were a Kangaroo: A Bedtime Tale, written by Mylisa Larsen. It's due out in early April 2017, just in time for Mother's Day, and is now available for pre-order

This was a really fun book to illustrate, and gave me a chance to paint a whole slew of animals getting into sleepytime mode. I look forward to sharing images from the interior in a few months. A big thanks to Editor Tracy Gates and Art Director Denise Cronin for thinking of me for this one!