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You might be surprised to hear that the award-winning illustrator of children's books such as The Bugliest Bug and Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp listens to thrillers, horror, and sci-fi audiobooks . . . while he's illustrating. "I don't want to listen to something sweet and comforting," Scott told us. "I could be working on the cutest picture book and listening to Cormac McCarthy's The Road." Audiobooks are a constant companion to his art. "Whenever I'm illustrating, I'm listening." Don't miss any of the wonderful details in the A Midsummer Night's Dream-inspired cover that Scott illustrated for us this issue (as you wonder what he might have been listening to).—Jennifer M. Dowell Scott Nash Children's Book Writer & Illustrator Peaks Island, Maine "Whenever I'm illustrating, I'm listening." Photo by Kevin Brusie 72 n AudioFile/ Listening With . . .

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