Happy Mother's Day! this book just came out that i illustrated for walker/bloomsbury.
it's called Mommy Is a Soft, Warm Kiss.
i'm missing my own mom today.
this pretty much sums up how wonderful she was when one of us kids got sick.
my mom really loved spring, and so do i.
it was soon after my mom died that i had to start on the illustrations for this sweet story, written by Rhonda Gowler Greene, which School Library Journal describes like this: "In rhymed couplets, the child expresses how important her mother is to her every day and all year round. Realistic, attractive illustrations show the parent and child engaged in many activities, with the mother the center of them."
i was worried that it was going to be too upsetting to work on this book, but somehow it was actually a comfort, like i was getting to spend more time with her.
thanks mom, for making it so easy to imagine all these lovely mother-and-smalldaughter moments. xoxo