Winky Wheeler began drawing before she was two. In the sixth grade the children were asked what they thought they would be in the year 2000. Winky's first thought was that she would be very, very old. But she also knew she would be an artist. Today her whimsical, vivid watercolors are internationally distributed on fabric design, puzzles, flags, ornaments, posters and greeting cards. A graduate of the School of Visual Arts and a native New Yorker, she now lives in Portland, Oregon. Christy Scattarella has been honored locally and nationally for helping children with learning disabilities to discover their potential. She is the recipient of Portland, Oregon's Making a Difference in Education Award, was named Education Citizen of the Year by the Oregon Education Association, and was chosen as one of Nabisco's 100 Extraordinary Women. She was a reporter at The Seattle Times and Willamette Week, and has worked on documentaries that for The History Channel.
This book would be easy for me to recommend to young readers and teachers. We desperately need more books about this subject, especially ones that are so captivating and well-written. -- Brianne Williams, Children's Librarian