Category Archives: Illustration

Howie Saves the Hungabirds

What’s a hungabird? It’s a question I ask second and third graders when I visit their school for a reading. Responses: A bird. A hungry bird. A human bird. A hunter bird. And finally . . . a hummingbird. Ahhh, … Continue reading

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Illustrating Children’s Book: Dream Come True

My next children’s gardening book with a plot, Howie Saves the Hungabirds, is on its way. Finding the right illustrator is always a challenge. Along came a young woman who read and commented on a blog post of mine. I returned the … Continue reading

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Illustrations Can Be Cartoony: Amanda Baker

Do you want to find an illustrator, editor, publisher, or agent? Attend  the meetings of professional associations and clubs, salons, open mics, workshops and conferences. That’s how I found the illustrator for my second kid gardening book, Zack’s Zany Zucchiniland: Amanda … Continue reading

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Illustrators Paint Word Pictures–Jim DeWitt

Picture books need a writer and an illustrator. Sometimes they are one in the same–if a person is fortunate enough to have both talents. However, for my first children’s picture book, Mrs. Feeny and the Grubby Garden Gang, I hired … Continue reading

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