Maya the cow, J.D. the piglet, Hilda the sheep, and a dozen more animals all speak directly to the reader, showing off their unique personalities in this wonderful collection of poems. Master watercolorist Robert Rahway Zakanitch provides a portrait that perfectly captures the essence of each creature. Together the poems and paintings add up to a picture of life on the friendliest farm around. Maya Gottfried based her poems on real animals from Farm Sanctuary, a safe haven for injured or abused farm animals with locations in New York and California.
Maya Gottfried is a writer of poetry and prose for both children and adults. She works for a publishing company in New York City, and has served as a volunteer for Farm Sanctuary. Maya Gottfried lives in Brooklyn, New York. Robert Rahway Zakanitch is an artist who lives and works in New York City. He was awarded a Guggenheim Foundation Grant, and his work is represented in many museum collections. Read more about his work at www.zakanitch.com.