Every now and then, we get the lovely opportunity to visit with an author or illustrator in the office. This week we were doubly fortunate John and Cathryn Sill, the husband and wife team behind the About… and the About Habitats… series stopped by yesterday to share some art with us!

John and Cathryn Sill

Now that we’ve had a taste of the beautiful artwork, I can’t wait to see the finished books this year! Check it out! 

Finished paintings for the upcoming About Habitats: Forests (Spring 2014):



What do you think? We’re discussing cover options — too many beautiful choices!

Sketches for the upcoming About Parrots (Fall 2014):




What are your favorites? What animal or habitat would you LOVE to see the Sills tackle next? Let me know in the comments (don’t forget to include your email address!) for a chance to win some great Sills books! I’ll pick a winner at random
on Monday June 24!

*US Residents only, please
**Contest closes Sun. June 23, 2013 at 11:59 p.m.