Nina Laden is the author-illustrator of many books for kids,
including Peek-a-Who?; Who Loves You, Baby?; The
Night I Followed the Dog; and Yellow Kayak. She lives
with her husband on Lummi Island, Washington.
Melissa Castrillon is a freelance illustrator currently based in Cambridge, England. She grew up in a small town called Hitchin and moved to Cambridge eight years ago, 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 and Yellow Kayak, and the author-illustrator of The Balcony.
"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 -- School Library Journal * January 2017 *
A Spring 2017 Indie Next Selection