Fox brothers Rusty and Rojo toil and till in their vegetable garden all summer long until they’re finally ready to make their splendid, scrumptious, marvelous rabbit stew. Then they begin to pick colorful ingredients one by one, from lean, green runner beans and crunchy orange carrots to fresh sprigs of parsley and roly-poly blueberries. Meanwhile, their pet rabbit watches with his bunny family, all of them getting more and more worried about what’s coming next. Finally the brothers have almost everything they need. All that’s missing is one… big… round… white… bowl! And in a deliciously sweet surprise ending, they use the bowl to serve the concoction to their favorite rabbit, Stew! And his family, too. The whimsical and vibrant artwork is filled with clever details, and every scene includes Stew, his three baby bunnies, and their mother, all trying to stay out of sight, creating a search-and-find element for every spread.
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