Barbara Reid is the author and illustrator of more than a dozen award winning picture books, and the illustrator of over twenty five including The Party, The Subway Mouse, Perfect Snow and Picture a Tree. Awards for her unique plasticine artwork include the Governor General’s Award for Illustration, the Ezra Jack Keats Award and the Vicky Metcalf Award for Literature for Young People. Her interpretation of The Night Before Christmas won the Libris Best Picture Book of the Year. Barbara’s work has been published around the world, and her original artwork is represented in the Osborne Collection, and the Toronto Public Library Foundation. In 2013 Barbara was appointed to the Order of Canada for her contributions to children’s literature and 2015 became the Honorary Chair of Family Literacy Day. Picture the Sky is her newest book.