Illustrations for the May issue of Highlights last year. They've been squirreled away until now for some odd reason. Sometimes I'm too busy, other times it's just that thing that artists go through. Letting time pass before looking at the work again.
The story is about a squirrel who does not like nuts and is quite embarrassed by the fact that he is different. He attempts to have a big party so that he can give away his huge stash of nuts without revealing his secret. But he is exposed. All ends well when his girlfriend helps him realize that it's ok to like seeds. The art won an "Illustrator of the Month" award.