Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s 43rd sonnet from Sonnets from the Portuguese, published in 1850, famously begins, “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” The second title in our picture book poem series,How Do I Love Thee? illustrated by Mati Rose McDonough, who illustratedI Carry Your Heart With Me, by E.E. Cummings, follows a father and a son on a fishing trip and captures all of the emotions of Browning’s beloved poem.
Mati Rose McDonough lives in San Francisco where she regularly encounters lucky elephants, talking birds, and a mysterious girl who always wears feathers in her hair. McDonough studied painting at the California College of the Arts and has had many shows around the country. She has been featured in several magazines and books including Artful Blogging magazine and The Handmade Marketplace.