Here is a selection of illustrations from my first picture book for children, Abby's Birds, written by Ellen Schwartz, and published by Tradewind Books. For more information and reviews click here.

Original artworks are available from Sima Elizabeth Shefrin.

New house. New backyard.
Mrs Naka's hair was loose, the brush moving in long downward strokes.
Mrs Naka held a piece of paper, fingers remembering.

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She didn't see the papers flung like a rainbow from Mrs Naka's outflung arms.
As summer faded Abby practised. She folded, unfolded.
They flew.
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