Monthly Archives: February 2011

WHO LIKES BOOKS?

When people ask me what my hobbies are, what I enjoy doing the most for fun and relaxation, several activities spring to mind. Always the very first on my list is reading books. I love to read books!  Reading is … Continue reading

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Get Out Your Crayons!

To date I have illustrated nineteen books for children using different illustration mediums, including watercolor, gouache, colored pencils, pen and ink and acrylics. For my story, A DOG NEEDS A BONE, I really stretched the boundaries by coloring with wax … Continue reading

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QUEEN FOR A DAY

Our book, KING BIDGOOD’S IN THE BATHTUB, won a Caldecott Honor Award in 1985.  Don used real people as models to pose as the characters and to act out the courtly roles.  The models were chosen from our friends and … Continue reading

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Free Activities!

Teachers, librarians and parents inspire children to become great readers.  The best gift we can give to the future is to help all children become good readers. Because every child does not have a computer at home or access to … Continue reading

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Writing a Story

After publishing over fifty books with major publishers, I have discovered the best way to write a story is to just start writing!  I always carry a small notebook wherever I go.  I write on my computer if  I’m in … Continue reading

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