Vanessa Roeder is an author and illustrator whose work has been featured in Highlights magazine and on Apartment Therapy. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and three kids.
"In Roeder's skillful hands, the little box turtle offers an inarguable message about the power of friendship and the importance of working with what one has." --Publishers Weekly Roeder renders an adorable, rosy-cheeked (all four cheeks, when he's going about shell-free) Terrance in colorful pencil and acrylics, bringing the cute along with plenty of laughs . . . A sweet, affirming message brings things together in the end." --Booklist