by Bethanie Deeney Murguia
The idea for Cockatoo, Too arrived late one night as I was working on another book that also features a cockatoo. (That book, Violet and Victor Write the Most Fabulous Fairy Tale, is also due on shelves this January.) I was scanning sketches to my computer. I named the first file “cockatoo”, but what to name the second? Cockatoo2? CockatooToo? 2cockatoo? You see my dilemma. And, like all good procrastinators, I turned my attention to playing with those sounds instead of the task at hand.
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Cockatoo, Too was released into the world on National Bird Day, as fitting a publication day as I could imagine. Thanks so much for having me, Elizabeth!
Bethanie Deeney Murguia graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York City with an MFA in Illustration and has created numerous picture books. She now lives in the San Francisco Bay area. Some of her favorite things about her town are: the smell of eucalyptus, the fog when it creeps over the hill, and her studio, like a little birdhouse overlooking it all. To learn more about Bethanie, please visit her website: aquapup.com.