Roger Duvoisin wrote and illustrated 40 books, including those featuring the silly goose Petunia. He also illustrated the Happy Lion books, written by his wife, Louise Fatio, received the Caldecott Medal for his illustrations in White Snow, Bright Snow, and a Caldecott Honor for Hide and Seek Fog, both written by Alvin Tresselt. He died in 1980.
"On the farm where everyone is mean to her, Veronica wastes away until each animal's timid gesture of friendship puts her back on her feet. Grand in meaning and illustration."--The New York Times Book Review