Barbara Reid is an award-winning writer and illustrator of picture books for children. She is best known for her work with plasticine sculpture illustrations, which are then photographed by her husband, Ian Crysler. Among her books are The Party, The Subway Mouse, Read Me a Book, Perfect Snow, and Welcome, Baby. Picture a Tree won a Libris Award for Children’s Picture Book of the Year, and inspired her to create her newest, Picture the Sky (Scholastic). She has received every major Canadian children’s book award and in 2013 she was named to the Order of Canada and received the Vicky Metcalf Award for Literature for Young People. She lives in Toronto.