Visits and Presentations

"Education without art is like an airplane without wings." President of Hampshire College, 2003
I enjoy speaking to children at schools and speaking to teachers and librarians at workshops and conferences.
When I go to schools, I give two 45 minute talks which can be geared for grades K-12. I especially enjoy working with the art teacher and looking at student's work. I describe in detail how I make my books from the first emotional connection to the story to the last line of the page. My hope is that children will be encouraged to express themselves with their drawing and writing, and to have the unique satisfaction that art can bring.
For more information contact at Hyperion Books for Children.
I can be contacted either by email at, or through my publisher.
Examples of my paintings can be viewed on the "Books" page, or the books themselves.
For a schedule of new books publication dates and other events click here.