My Favorite Pets!


There’s a good reason sheep show up so often in my news. They are the favorite pets in my new picture book, My Favorite Pets: by Gus W. for Ms. Smolinski’s Class, illustrated by the brilliantly funny Harry Bliss, who seems to be as crazy about sheep as I am.

For those of you who live in or near Massachusetts, Harry and I will be sharing our new book at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art this Saturday, July 9, at 2PM. Our matching sheep hand puppets Sheepie and Sheepish will also be attending and will have plenty (possibly too much) to say.

WRSI host and local hero Monte Belmonte interviewed me this week about the new book.

(The arm in the photo belongs to Tom Dyer, who owns and cares for the sheep along with his wife, beloved children’s book illustrator Jane. For this, I’ve dedicated the book to them.)