Rebecca Dudley grew up in a small town, a woodsy place with hills and streams. She loves dance and music and plays lots of instruments. She makes everything that appears in her illustrations: the creatures, trees, ponds, and skies. She has always liked to build things and take pictures. In seventh grade she made an excellent model of the Parthenon out of file folders. Everyone thought her parents made it, but she made it by herself on the dining room table while her parents were in the living room, reading. Rebecca won a traveling fellowship a while ago and went to Japan for four months. Sometimes people think her work was created in Japan, but it was all made in Illinois where she has a small architectural practice.