To answer your excellent question, while real caterpillars don’t have noses, my caterpillar, who eats cherry pie and lollipops, is not one you would find in field guides. And while I think of it [...]
A number of years ago, I decided to take a two year “sabbatical” from making picture books. During this time away, I created abstract art out of my painted tissue papers. I also used other [...]
Why does Mister Seahorse look different from some of your other books and why isn’t there an acetate sheet after Mr. Pipe?
Some of you may have noticed that the colors in my book, Mister Seahorse, seem brighter and textured in a way that looks different from my other books. When I was creating Mister Seahorse I [...]
How are the spider web in The Very Busy Spider, the chirp in The Very Quiet Cricket and the flashing lights in The Very Lonely Firefly made?
Have you ever noticed the raised letters on a business card or stationery? The same method is used to create the spider web in The Very Busy Spider. It’s called thermography and this is how it [...]
Many of you ask, why the butterfly in The Very Hungry Caterpillar comes from a cocoon, not a chrysalis?
That’s a good question. Here’s the scientific explanation: In most cases a butterfly does come from a chrysalis, but not all. There’s a rare genus called Parnassian, that pupates in a cocoon. [...]