As the publication day looms soon, I have been busy taking walks in my local parks and along the boulevards of my neighborhood with my handy clippers. Spring is the time for tree-trimming, thus it is a perfect time for antler gathering! With two publication parties coming up to celebrate Deer Dancer, making antlers to wear is the perfect activity! Sticks, headbands, and duct tape are all of the necessary ingredients. I hope!
This is the third picture book Mary Lyn Ray and I have done together. She is the author of my very first picture book, Mud. We loved working together so much that she wrote another story for me to illustrate, Red Rubber Boot Day. I love her poetic way of writing. She writes stories with lots of openings or possibilities for the pictures to add details and tell stories within the story. I only wish she lived closer so we could both be present at the publication parties!