Marcy Petricig Braasch is a midwest-based illustrator/writer; in her alternate life, she is an advertising executive. Marcy's weird and whimsical illustrations are hand-executed ink and water color that come from the deep and murky caverns of her mind.
What are you working on next?
I am working on two projects; the first is similar to Genies in Jammies, the second is more of a classic children's storybook inspired by a story my mother developed when I was a wee tot. To drop a hint - I had to really bone up on my lion-drawing skills for this one.
Who are your favorite authors?
For children's work, it spans. I have always liked authors that write intelligently for their young audiences, even speaking a bit past their current level to encourage curiosity and development. Shel Silverstein is tops for me. 'Where The Sidewalk Ends' was one of the first books I made sure we had on hand when we made our own people. I am a big fan of Maurice Sendak & Jan Brett. Recently I fell in love with George Saunders ('The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip'). I also have a soft spot for Dee Lillegard for 'The Day the Daisies Danced'. And anything by Neil Gaiman has my vote at all times.
Genies in Jammies, by Marcy Petricig Braasch, is a full-color illustrated collection of 20 read-aloud poems. The poems are colorful rhythmic character sketches that bring out attentiveness and giggles from young listeners. With rich, hand-drawn and painted illustrations, this fun book is sure to become the "Read this one!" addition to the 4-10 year-old's bookshelf.