This extraordinary constellation of talent met mid-March for mega meetings at Penguin. From left to right are Patti Gauch, Philomel editor supreme, illustrious Dutch illustrator Jan Jutte, and genius author Barbara Joosse. The first of three books by this PERFECT collection of creators (it is a w-o-n-d-e-r how they sparkle together) is due Apr 16: ROAWR! You must get your hands on this one: it brims with BRILLIANCE. no joke. it is a study in a perfect picture book. Now, how often do you hear that?