Illustrations From Selected Books:


“Daddy,” said Posy, “tell me a story about me. About when I was little.”
So Daddy told her a story.

Serena Katz

“By gum,” said Mrs. Kartoffle, the postmistress, when
the Duncans came to pick up their mail, “you folks
got a postcard from Serena Katz.”
She put on her glasses to read it. “She’s
expecting you this weekend.”
“Do you always read our mail?” asked Peter.
Mrs. Kartoffle looked offended. “Only
the postcards,” she said.

Serena Katz
piggy in the puddle

The Piggy in the Puddle

See the piggy,
See the puddle,
See the muddy little puddle.
See the piggy in the middle
Of the muddy little puddle.

The Princess and the Admiral

“You are not going to behead me?” said the Admiral.
“Ugh,” said the Princess. “How distasteful.”

One Duck, Another Duck

They saw a mother duck with her
baby ducks behind her.
Danny started to count them. “One duck,
another duck, another duck, another duck.”

one duck, another duck

The Mango Tooth

Oh, the real third tooth was a tootsie pop tooth,
Or perhaps it was a Turkish toffee tooth,
(She’s not quite sure — and that’s the truth.)

Where’s the Bear?

the bear

Where’s the bear?
Where’s the bear?
Where’s the bear?



It looks like an invitation from my auntie Tía Pepita asking me to come to a tea party. Whenever Auntie meets an eligible giant, she invites me for tea.

Thunderboom! Poems for Everyone

Tootle the fife,
Rattle the drum,
Blow on the doodlesack,
Here they come!


A few more illustrations: