All aboard! This book is the perfect gift to say thanks: for the big things, the small things, and everything else along the way. This special gift book, complete with beautiful illustrations and timeless messages of thanks and appreciation, is the perfect way to tell a loved one: Thank you. Show your teachers and all the special people in your life how much you appreciate them in this colorful book of thanks featuring The Little Engine That Could.
WATTY PIPER was a pen name of Arnold Munk, an owner of the publishing firm Platt &amp;amp; Munk. Arnold Munk was born in Hungary and, as a child, moved with his family to Chicago. He later moved to New York, where he died in 1957. Arnold Munk used the name Watty Piper as both an author of children’s books and as the editor of many of the books that Platt &amp;amp; Munk published.
Born in a tiny town in the hills of Pennsylvania, Jill Howarth always wanted to be an artist. She graduated from Penn State University with a degree in graphic design and entered the corporate design world. As a senior designer and then art director at Hasbro Toys, she occasionally embellished product packaging with fun little drawings. More requests for these illustrations came her way and before she knew it, she was doing more drawing and less layout design. After leaving corporate life to start a family, she began freelancing, pursuing her passion for hand lettering and illustrating for the children’s market with clients such as American Greetings, Hallmark, Klutz, Penguin, Pottery Barn Teen, Scholastic, and more. Presently, she lives just west of Boston.
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