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About the Author
Anika Denise is the author of many acclaimed books for young readers, including Monster Trucks, Starring Carmen!, as well as Baking Day at Grandma's and Bella and Stella Come Home, both of which are illustrated by her husband Christopher Denise. Anika lives in Rhode Island with her family.Christopher Denise is the illustrator of many critically acclaimed books for young readers including Alison McGhee's Firefly Hollow, Rosemary Wells's Following Grandfather, and Betsy Devany's Lucy Lovey, as well as several in Brian Jacques's award-winning Redwall series. His books have appeared on the New York Times bestsellers list and have been recognized by Bank Street College of Education, Parents' Choice Foundation, and the Society of Illustrators Annual Exhibition, among others. He lives in Rhode Island with his family.
Kids' Indie Next List Pick
"This sweet picture book acknowledges the special place each sibling occupies in a family. . . Kids will savor adorable details, such as children's artwork on a bedroom wall and winsome animal students lined up for school in a tree. Charming and comforting."--Kirkus Reviews
"[An] ode to the middle kid. The illustrations are lush . . . with inviting joy, and the subtle shading and gentle linework of the pencil and digital art envelop the scenes with a cozy feel. A nice gift for a youngster expecting a new addition to the family."--The Bulletin
"The author deftly describes precise situations that require compromise. . . Denise employs Photoshop, Procreate and pencil for scenes brimming with affection. This creative team parents three girls and here shares insights honoring the child who's sometimes overlooked."--School Library Journal