I worked on, and turned in another poem for a Lee Bennett Hopkins anthology.
I’m still working on a collection of winter poems, a few picture books, a rhyming concept book, and a few other projects.
How excited I was to open the mail and find the cover of my forthcoming picture book (Atheneum, Spring ’09) BELLA & BEAN, illustrated by Aileen Leitjen.
I will put up a few inside looks soon. I pictured girls, but thank goodness Aileen pictured mice in her headand the whimsical characters of Bella and Bean were born.
So happy birthday Mia, welcome Bella and Bean, and have a joyous spring and Easter, everyone!