This week we welcome children’s book author Elisha Cooper. Cooper received a Caldecott Honor in 2018 for Big Cat, Little Cat, and River won the 2020 Robin Smith Picture Book Prize. Dance!was a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book of the Year. Cooper lives with his wife, daughters and cats in New York City.
Four Countries, One City
“The plan was simple, delicious, a little foolhardy. Bike to four restaurants around the city to watch the World Cup semifinals. Start with a Croatian restaurant in Astoria, then, at halftime, bike as fast as I could over the bridge to the Lower East Side and an Argentinean restaurant. Next day, same idea. France in Manhattan, then over the bridge to Queens again, and Morocco. At all four restaurants I’d sketch the scene, and taste the differences that our world, and city, have to offer.”