Thrity Umrigar is the bestselling author of a memoir and six novels, including The Space Between Us, If Today Be Sweet, and The Story Hour. Her books have been published in over fifteen countries. A winner of the Nieman fellowship to Harvard University, she has written for the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, and the Boston Globe. She is the winner of the Cleveland Arts Prize and was a finalist for the PEN/Beyond Margins award. She is the Armington Professor of English at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.Ziyue Chen grew up in sunny Singapore and graduated from Ringling College of Art and Design with a BFA in illustration. Her work has been recognized in the 3x3 Picture Book Show (2014), SCBWI's SI Scholarship (2013), the Society of Illustrators' Student Scholarship Show (2013), and Creative Quarterly (2012). When she's not creating art, Ziyue enjoys teaching art, swimming, and spending time with loved ones.
"Umrigar's story celebrates a mother's love, her daughter's
individuality, and the contributions of extended
"[W]ill strike a chord with both new mothers and children, who love to hear about their beginnings. The ending spreads tug heartstrings.... Umrigar's flights of fancy may lead parents and children to ponder their own specific traits and what might have led to them."--Kirkus Reviews
"A warm and lovely bedtime poem."
--Dav Pilkey, Caldecott Honor Award-winning creator of The Paperboy