Publishers Weekly says, "Fortenberry aces Jake’s toddler-esque dialogue, but the story’s real charm is in its creaturely illustrations and sweet intergenerational bond."

Julie has an MFA from Hunter College. Her abstract paintings have been in the Whitney Museum of American Art . But for the last 16 years she’s been painting for preschoolers and kindergarteners. She illustrated Eve Bunting’s Pirate Boy, and a series of Sydney Taylor Notable books by Rabbi Jamie Korngold. She is the author/ illustrator of Darcy's First Sleepover, Pearl Goes to Preschool, The Artist and the King, and Lily’s Cat Mask which received a Kirkus starred review and was added to Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

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Grandpa & Jake's path through town

Julie's painting process

Julie's studio

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