Good News! One of my favorite authors/illustrators/teachers/people, Brenda Z. Guiberson, has three books coming out this spring and another three in the works. You might have seen her latest, LIFE IN THE BOREAL FOREST, has been getting rave reviews.
Bad News. Brenda is going to be really busy this summer, so she will not be teaching my favorite class in all of children's bookdom, the University of Washington's Extension class "Illustrating Children's Picture Books."
Good News? I'M GOING TO BE THE SUBSTITUTE TEACHER! EEEeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!! More details about registration coming soon, but I love this class and hope I make Brenda proud. I've already done the most important prep -- picking out my first-day-of-class outfit: