has illustrated over fifty books for children, eight of which he both wrote and illustrated. He studied the art of the picture book with Maurice Sendak at Parson’s School of Design. In 1976 he teamed up with the author Arthur Yorinks, together they created nine picture books, including HEY AL, for which he was awarded the 1987 Caldecott Medal by the American Library Association. He illustrated the popular TUB PEOPLE series by Pam Conrad. In 1995 he wrote and illustrated BUZ which was chosen by the New York Times as one of the ten best illustrated children’s books of that year. His book JAZPER was also chosen as a New York Times Best Illustrated Book in 1998.