Q: Which is your favorite
A: Whichever one I am working
on right now. It's the one I didn't quite finish
Q: Where do I get my ideas?
A: World, universe, New York
Times, friends, family, sky, head, dogs, traveling,
museums, libraries, walks, good coffee, cooking,
looking out the window, listening...
Q: When did you start writing?
A: I have been writing ever
since I was a child.
Q: When did you start to draw?
A: I don't draw. I cut and
Q: Why do you write and illustrate
books for children?
A: I love books, I love children,
I love writing stories, I love making pictures.
Q: Do you have a dog?
A: No, but I did have one
for many years. Pepper is the star of It's
a Dog's New York and Itís
Still a Dogís New York, the inspiration for
Cinnamon's Day Out,
and pictured in other books of mine. See if you
can find him.
Q: Do you have a cat?
A: I'm allergic to cats but
I love to make them out of paper.
Q: What's your next book about?
A: Children in Eritrea.
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