Esko-Pekka Tiitinen was born in Suonenjoki, Finland, acclaimed and award-winning author and artist Tiitinen's talents are renowned within several professional fields. He has an active career as a writer and director of theater, scriptwriter, composer, songwriter and dramatist. He has written more than twenty books, several plays, radio plays, opera librettos, and TV scripts, and he has shown his work in Finland and beyond. Nikolai Tiitinen is an award-winning illustrator from Finland.
"Realistically rendered animals are foregrounded, as on a stage, while Rothko-like backgrounds provide an aura of fantasy. The vibrant palette, strong contrast between warm and cool tones and sophisticated layering of colors effectively convey the splendor of nature." --www.KirkusReviews.com "Tiitinen creates a hopeful atmosphere with soulful animals set against compositions of blazing fire and cool earth tones." --"Publishers Weekly" (March 19, 2012) "A gentle, thoughtful tale of working together and of the miracles of nature, "Drops of Life" is also gorgeously decorated with sweeping, dramatic water-colored pages." --Lee Littlewood with Creators Syndicate "subtle and soothing"--"Milwaukee Journal Sentinel" "This book teaches children not only an appreciation for nature, but that when we work together we can accomplish much more"--"One Mama's Daily Drama" blog "A great introduction to the care of the Earth." --"The Daytona Beach News-Journal" "[illustrator] Nikolai Tiitinen combines bright and vibrant colors with rich, earthy tones. The blended backgrounds emphasize the fantastic nature of the characters and plot." --Once Upon a Book blog