Finally finished. The last photo credit in. The last edit made. Growing up Elizabeth is now a thing. You can even preorder it at Orca. Cate and I are wiping our brows and getting excited about launch events…stay tuned.

As with all books, this was a labour of love. Hundreds of hours of labour to birth a little story (this one with over a hundred photos). While getting the details right was gruelling work, collaborating with Cate and Elizabeth was all pleasure.

Working with Shauna White and the kids at Bayside Middle School was fun, inspiring and encouraging. For those of you who bemoan the next generation, I think we have nothing to fear. They may not be like us, and I am thankful for that, but many of them are eagle-eye focused on making the world a better place. I hope they don’t lose their vision, like we did.

And, as always, I can’t write about writing this book without mentioning Jean Jordan, who’s idea it was. I cursed you at times along the way…why did you get me into this? But it was a story you wanted kids to hear and you were right…thank you thank you thank you.

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