In a cheery book for toddlers—one of four titles launching the My Little Planet series—three children welcome spring by planting a seed. “This small hole is all I need./ Now some water./ Now some sun./ Planting seeds is so much fun!” Every natural and inanimate object seems to come alive in Jatkowska’s joyful pictures, as the trio nurtures the little plant. The chipper verse and bright palette offer an enthusiastic endorsement of the joys and small miracles to be found outdoors. Simultaneously available: Pick Up the Park, Recycling Is Fun, and We Need Water. Ages 2–4. Illustrator’s agent: The Bright Agency. (Feb.)
Charles Ghigna (also known as Father Goose®)lives in a treehouse in Alabama. He is the author of morethan 100 award-winning books for children and adultsfromRandom House,Capstone,Disney, Hyperion, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, Abrams, Charlesbridgeand other publishers. His poems appear in hundreds of magazines fromThe New YorkerandHarper'stoCricketandHighlights. He is a former poetry editor of theEnglish Journaland nationally syndicated feature writer for Tribune Media Services.
Ag Jatkowska has been drawing and playing with color ever since she can remember. She loved to create as a child and dreamed of being an artist from a very young age. Ag now lives in Bath and works as a full-time illustrator and she has been dealing with illustration, graphic design, greeting cards, stationery and photography.
Ag graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk (Poland) with a MA in Graphic Design and Illustration.
She really enjoys illustrating children and animal characters, creating their personalities visually, and making them come alive on the page.
She has produced illustrations for various publishers.
In her spare time she loves to discover new places, spending time with her husband and her little son, she loves children books, film, yoga and chocolate.
More of her work can be seen via her blog: www.agjatkowska.blogspot.com and her website: www.agnieszkajatkowska.com