In all those teaching first grade years, spending hours reading children's books, how on earth did I miss Maira Kalman?
Thanks to a link about her work that Patti Digh posted on facebook, I ordered The Principles of Uncertainty, and LOVED it.
It defies description. She writes the way I like to, like a streaming waterfall, she illustrates with glorious whimsy and color, and drops names like a pro.
Am looking forward now to delving into her children's works.