"When a little girl asks who is tapping at her window, the
farm animals - from the cat to the rat, the fox to the ox - all deny doing
so. Finally, however the culprit owns up. What will enchant children are
the repetitions of 'It's not I' by each of the animals. Wellington's illustration
have a bold, naive style; her pictures seem to be those of seasoned illustrator
rather than a first-time artist"
"The right combination of simplicity, predictability, and
the unexpected. It stays in the mind's eye and the ear's memory after
more calculated books have been forgotten"
This was my first book, published in 1988. I had an illustration to this poem in my portfolio, that I had done in a children's book class at SVA, when I was showing my work around to publishers. My editor had the idea of making this short poem into a whole book, and I've been doing books ever since!
Who Is Tapping At My Window?
Click to purchase this book