Featuring the Creators of What if You Had Animal Ears!?
by Alexie Basil
Sandra Markle and Howard McWilliam had a blast imagining what it would be like to have all kinds of animal ears in their book What if You Had Animal Ears!? We tracked down this author-illustrator team and asked them which animal ears they secretly prefer—check out their answers in this fun exclusive video!
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Sandra Markle is the author of more than 200 nonfiction books for children. She has won numerous honors for her work, including a “2016 New York Public Library Best Books for Kids” citation for The Great Leopard Rescue: Saving the Amur Leopards. Sandra has also developed special science programs for CNN and PBS and worked in Antarctica for the National Science Foundation, reporting science news to schools. She lives in Florida with her husband. Visit sandra-markle.blogspot.com.
Howard McWilliam left his career in magazines in 2005 to concentrate on illustrating. He is a cover artist for The Week in the US and UK and has illustrated dozens of children’s novels and picture books, including the bestselling I Need My Monster by Amanda Noll. He lives in Cheltenham, England, with his wife, Rebecca, and three children.
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