Interview with Maxwell Eaton III

First off, congratulations! Okay, Andy! is an adorable book. How did you come up with the idea for it? ME: Thanks so much! About four years ago I sketched a 32 page picture book about a slightly menacing curmudgeon of an alligator named Andy and an irrepressible raccoon of the same name. I loved the characters but the book was …

Interview with Melissa Stewart and Sarah Brannen

First off, congrats! We were all very excited Feathers won. Can you tell us a bit about how you came up with the idea for this book? MS: Thanks so much! Sarah and I were thrilled to hear that our book had won. While I was doing research for another book, I stumbled across an article in Birder’s World (now …

Interview with Chris Haughton

First off, congrats! We adored Shh! We Have a Plan! Can you tell us a bit about how you came up with the idea for the book? CH: Thanks so much! In all my books I try to think of a sort of theatrical ‘pantomime’ effect when you turn the page. It’s fun to read aloud. In this book I …