|Mossy will be available September 18, 2012|
Author/illustrator Jan Brett always jumps into her latest book project with both feet, completely immersing herself in the subject matter and illustrations.
Click HERE to read the NYTimes interview with Jan about how she and her husband were inspired to build a turtle pond in her backyard, and where she got the idea for this cute book about a turtle with a garden growing on its shell.
Is your child an aspiring artist? You can watch Jan's video "How to Draw a Box Turtle" HERE.
Her website, http://www.janbrett.com/ is full of (free!) fun activities, coloring pages, games, and cards that go with each of her books. This could keep you and your child busy for the rest of the summer!