California artist Peggy Huth has embarked on her first children's book series about a tiny motherless lamb - often ON the lam - and always on the qui vive. Based on the story of a real sheep in northern California, the narrative features her relationships with other animals, a vineyard, and her beautiful wool. BUMMER explores the lamb's adventures and how she was given her very odd name. It tells the tale of her human stepmothers, artists, who took care of her in turn and drew and painted the little lamb - and how the lamb saw herself as she learned many life lessons. Joe Pozzi, of the Pozzi Ranch in California, and the Wool Council, writes: "As a lifelong sheep rancher, I have raised many bummer lambs and the book BUMMER captures many of the experiences I have had... " Kirkus Reviews adds: "...readers may...invent further adventures for Bummer on their own...A cute collection...about a little lost sheep who finds love." Hardcover, 6"x9", with painterly color illustrations, BUMMER is easily shared by parents, grandparents, caregivers, librarians, and teachers eager to encourage children to see what is beautiful or special about themselves. One readership for the book may be adopted or foster children who identify with Bummer's predicament. PEGGY HUTH, author/artist, lives in the Sierras in California, surrounded by the forest and animals that share that magical space with her. Part of a local group of artists, she is also represented in collections throughout the U.S. and Europe. This is her first children's book. BRYAN CANNIFF, designer, works in New York, where he has created many books and magazines for publishers such as Hearst, McGraw-Hill, and The Museum of Modern Art. He was a design consultant on the children's picture book series NEIGHBORS.