Have you seen THE CAN MAN yet? I read it to my kids and they snatched it from my hands so they could get a better look at the illustrations.
Craig Orback, the illustrator, is the Ultimate Tuesday star at Secret Garden Books this month, from 7-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 30.
(If you're not familiar with Ultimate Tuesdays there, it’s a new and special story time every last Tuesday of the month, where the storyteller is an author or illustrator reading his or her own work! With themed prizes for all listeners!)
Craig is a fine artist who has illustrated many highly praised books for children, several of which focus on historical subjects. THE CAN MAN especially appealed to Craig because of its contemporary topic and setting. In addition to creating fine art and illustrations, he teaches children's book illustration and oil painting at local community colleges.
You can find him online here.