When Val Lawton was a kid, her favourite books always had great pictures -- like Winnie-The-Pooh and The Twits. It was the books with simple, scratchy drawings that appealed to her the most. In addition to being a best-selling, award-winning children's book illustrator, Val also works as an artist-educator with the Learning Through the Arts program, which means she helps kids learn while creating art. Val lives in Calgary with her family and two beagles. Do Trees Sneeze? is her 30th book.