New book - Dirty Gertie!

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Introducing Dirty Gertie, the guinea pig and early reader. Even though I wasn't expecting this title to be available for purchase until Spring of 2009, I noticed it today on the Picture Window Books website. I had a lot of fun illustrating this earlier in the year and look forward to seeing the book itself soon. Always a nice Christmas present to see something I've illustrated out there in the world.