Natalie Gate

Although her children are grown, Natalie Gate's vast library of picture books speaks to her love of complex subjects distilled into simple verse, rhyme and illustration. "I love capturing the largeness of life in a way a child can understand," She says. Natalie engages the reader with story, rhyme, rhythm, sound and action.

In the story "Mice!" Natalie brings the reader into a small slice of her own family's life.