My picture book Fine Life For A Country Mouse, the dummy for which I revised and submitted repeatedly over several years, will be published next fall by Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group. I am so pleased! I’ve spent the last few months producing the final artwork: 29 watercolor paintings.
It is a retelling of an Aesop’s fable; the story of a simple country mouse, Tillie, who is visited by her city cousin, Oliver. Snobbish Oliver is bored and unimpressed with Tillie’s hospitality and convinces her to go with him to the city and see what she is missing.
The work has consumed me, but was such a joy, and I am now eagerly starting new projects.