I’m Larry Phifer and I love everything about picture

books: small words, big pictures, happy endings.

It’s the perfect formula. I’ve never read Sam McBratney’s

Guess How Much I Love You” or Shel Silverstein’s

The Giving Tree” and not felt happier than I did before.

In any case, the good ones move you. I formed

Storytime Works to bring together authors and artists

who want to try to do the same thing.