Nanny Paws looks after Ally and Mae the only way she knows how—as a dog would. There’s nothing she wouldn’t do for her girls. She feeds them a hearty breakfast (cookies are best), picks up their toys (teddy bears fit nicely in freshly dug holes), and even walks them to school (running them there is fun too). But one Tuesday, Ally and Mae come home sick, and it’s up to Nanny Paws to take care of them…in her own special way.
I began in a small yellow house in Torrance, California. I was painfully shy and quiet and drew all the time. I made up stories in my head while I was drawing, and still do.
I’ve learned everything on the job or on my own. My checkered past includes being a dog trainer, vet tech, janitor, technical illustrator, graphic artist, toy, and textile designer. When I got a job in the art department of the Seattle P-I newspaper, I felt I’d won the lottery. I got to do illustrations every week, draw maps (I love making maps), and other newspapery-graphics. I loved working at the paper, and when the 146-year-old Hearst newspaper was closed in 2009, I went down with the ship.
My favorite food is popcorn, my children are animals, and I’m stretchy like Gumby from yoga.
Book Trailers: Don’t Lick the Dog http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exoQtUxpHR8 A Cat Like That http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80WcGcwpvaI Snowboy 1,2,3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dli9KQEkohg Pony in the City https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXB8FEW390c Nanny Paws https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBant4KRjAA&feature=youtu.be