Lydia Carlis, PhD
Director of Education | Chief of Research & Innovation
We have had the pleasure to work with Peggy on several of our children's book projects, including two of my own books for which I quite selfishly requested her. On each project, I have been tremendously impressed with the quality and visual interest of her work, attention to detail, and timeliness. Because we are engaging authors and illustrators from across the country and sometimes across the world, strong written communication and self-direction are essential. Peggy does amazing work with minimal direction, and is lightning fast and responsive with any requested edits. Peggy's professionalism and work ethic make her a valued member of our virtual illustrator team! Our work is focused on closing the achievement gap for children, using high quality, engaging fiction and informational texts as a foundation. To do this, we need fun and interesting realistic fiction and illustrated nonfiction that embeds rich vocabulary and complex concepts in a developmentally appropriate fashion to reach our target audience of 3 and 4 year olds. If you know anything about that age, they can be a tough audience. Peggy's illustrations are always a draw, and she complements and enhances any text with which she works. I enthusiastically recommend Peggy for her ability to work independently and with minimal direction, her responsiveness to feedback, and, of course, her beautiful work!