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I have never met Lynne Avril, the illustrator of my book Underpants Dance. She has never even seen a picture of me. This is common in children’s publishing where editors usually make the decision about author/illustrator pairings and collaboration happens online. So imagine my
delighted surprise when I put the cover illustration for Underpants Dance next to a recent picture of me dancing. Resemblance?

Lynne's cover illustration for UNDERPANTS DANCE

Lynne’s cover illustration for UNDERPANTS DANCE

Picture of me dancing

Me dancing in my purple tutu