I just got back from Salt Lake City where I attended ALA's Association for Library Service to Children 2008 National Institute. One of the highlights for me was the opportunity to meet and hear author/illustrator Laura Vaccaro Seeger speak about her books and her creative process. She is a delightful speaker and a truly talented picture book writer and illustrator. Her newest book, "One boy" just got published this month.
I am particularly fond of her "Dog and Bear" books and we got a treat during her talk: a preview of the third title in the series to be published sometime next year. She brought slides of her dummy book and it was wonderful to be there for the sneak peek. Be sure to check out her books!