Holly was not the only non-kid to enter the Gorillas in the Kitchen contest. Nor was she the only one to wow us with feats of imagination and furious industry. Behold, Tiger Slippers, the entirely unique and utterly wonderful creation of Dora P, whose wonderful, weird story would have charmed us on its own, but whose careful and persistent application of faux fur on nearly every spread has placed her forever on our list of favorite people.
I wish that we could have carefully scanned each page that you could have appreciated every sumptuous detail, but alas, faux fur does not scan well, and so these photos will have to suffice. Be sure to click on the images if you want to see larger versions. And be sure to give Dora a high-five if you happen to run into her on the streets of Chestertown.
And now, it is my honor to present…
Here’s a closer look at Dora’s self-portrait.
Dora, we are pleased to know you and honored to have you in our midst. Thanks so much for this wonderful production. Please never stop making books.