* You've heard it before: writing is solitary work. Working with co-author Carla Billups
was great fun. Her personal interests in space, weather, and forensics added so much to our fungus book. Carla also knows a lot about national science standards and elementary science teaching . . . and she tells great stories. I learn something new every time I spend time with her.
* What's on this gecko's head? A funky
hat? Weird warts? Nope. The odd growths
help the animal camouflage with lichens.
It's a Fungus Among Us, published by Quarto/MoonDance, 8x10, 80 pages,