book cover

Tom Dineen, the book's front cover artist, did a terrific job capturing the fun spirit of Michigan!

To see more of Tom Dineen's work, check out his website.


Kimberly Franzen created the colorful layout for the book. Kim also developed the characters seen throughout the book: the deer, the robin and the turtle.

deer robin turtle


Scott Wade is the cartographer (map maker).


Who else helped with the book?


Emily thanks everyone listed above and the many other people who helped with the book.



Tom Dineen

Cover artist
Tom Dineen


Kimberly Franzen

Graphic artist
Kimberly Franzen


Scott Wade and son

Scott Wade and his son


beach photo

Photo courtesy of
Travel Michigan


bridge photo

Photo courtesy of
Mackinac Bridge