Nina Laden is the author-illustrator of many books for kids, including the Peek-a series; Who Loves You, Baby?; The Night I Followed the Dog; and Yellow Kayak. She lives with her husband on Lummi Island, Washington. Visit her online at NinaLaden.com.
Melissa Castrillon is a freelance illustrator currently based in Cambridge, England. She grew up in a small town called Hitchin before moving to Cambridge where she earned a First-Class Honors degree in illustration. In 2014 she earned a master’s degree in children’s book illustration at the Cambridge School of Art. She is the illustrator of If I Had a Little Dream, Yellow Kayak, and Dear Little One, and the author-illustrator of The Balcony.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (February 7, 2017)
"Rhyming stanzas explore the notion of finding the extraordinary in the ordinary ...Easy on the eyes and ears; excellent for bedtime." Kirkus Reviews
– Kirkus Reviews, November 1, 2016
"A genial, dreamy girl narrates a sweet world of possibility in this cozy bedtime read....Taken together, the lulling lines and lovely artwork cultivate a snug, welcoming atmosphere ideal for one-on-one sharing before saying good night." — Booklist
– Booklist, November 15, 2016
"Illustrator Castrillon debuts with a splash....Castrillon’s artwork carries the words to a place where birds bring tea and cupcakes to the window, thistly flowers grow as high as trees, and houses are just the right size for a single child. She’s a talent to watch. " Publishers Weekly
– Publishers Weekly, 11/21/16
"Castrillon creates a dreamlike tone with her pencil illustrations,..A sweet bedtime selection." School LIbrary Journal