Tuesday, January 15, 2008

The morning after...

Thanks to all the friends and fans who wrote, commented, or called about yesterday’s good news.

What’s nicest about these times is how many fellow authors and illustrators chime in with good wishes. I am fortunate to work in an industry filled with nice folks.

I’m thrilled to be a member of this year’s Caldecott graduating class. Everyone on the list is swell, talented, and individual in their approach to books.

As for the Geisel Medal, it’s great to get a gold sticker with the portrait of one of my cartooning heroes on it. The Elephant and Piggie books have been both challenging and the most fun books I’ve ever made. I quite literally had just finished book number 9 right before I received the call on Sunday evening.

Now, back to work.