People are often surprised to find out that the writer and the illustrator of a children’s book don’t work together. Publishers match up the manuscript with the art, and coach writer and illustrator separately to weave the book together.
So I’d never met Cindy Jenson-Elliott (who wrote our book Weeds Find a Way) in person–until last week.
From Cindy's school garden: a milkweed pod with my illustration of milkweed. And a monarch egg on the leaf!