Big whoop… no, I mean it! My editor at Henry Holt, Noa Wheeler, sent me the new Macmillan, Spring 2011 catalog, bookmarking the page featuring the first of the Rainbow Street Shelter Series books, due out August, 2011. It’s been a joy illustrating author Wendy Orr’s beautiful manuscript. She writes about children, families and their beloved pets in a tender way and delivers a message that needs to be heard.
More good news from The Macmillan catalog… due out next August, another picture book by fellow Portlander and friend, Johanna Wright. If you’ve read her debut, The Secret Circus, you should love her new book, Bandits, featuring a family of charming (but naughty) raccoons. Yay, Johanna!