Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Goodbye, Jose.

I was sad to hear that my Greenwillow friend Jose Aruego passed away the other day. His youthful high energy at school visits belied his age. With Ariane Dewey he illustrated more than 60 fresh, funny, and original books including the bestseller Antarctic Antics, a book of penguin poems written by the multi-talented Judy Sierra.
Here's an excerpt from the poem 

My Father's Feet

To keep myself up off the ice,
I find my father's feet are nice.
I snuggle in his belly fluff,
And that's how I stay warm enough.

Poem copyright 1998 by Judy Sierra. Art copyright 1998 by Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey


Kelly Polark said...

Sorry to hear about your friend's passing, Douglas. He was very talented.

Douglas Florian said...

Thanks, Kelly.