Counting in the Studio is a counting book that is also our attempt to show the process of creative expression to young readers. We tried to keep it real.
The delightful dog who appears on the pages of the book lives with the artist who has also depicted her own studio in the book. Inside the studio it is possible to stare out windows just like those in the book. The studio, at the back of the artist's home, is nestled on a side street in a Chicago neighborhood.
The artist and the writer met at the studio to talk about the project before and after making their own separate work. The dog was always present and lent his inestimable support even when napping on the comfy, pillow-strewn chaise lounge which is up against a wall with drawings on it, just like in the book.