I just wanted to add my comments on Mindy’s work. The train illustration really is a favorite, but only because I love trains and especially the old steam engines. Every time we get a new drawing from Mindy, I see another part of the story Jay and I have written come alive. When I saw her first drawing of the wonderful dog in our book, I couldn’t believe it. My comment was “OMG! That’s Burny!” She captured him just the way I had been seeing him in my mind.
Jay’s right…in several cases, Mindy’s drawings have made us understand things differently and change things in the text as a result. She is working magic and that’s what our book is all about! We can’t wait to see it in print and that will happen very soon.