This book was created in our collage class, at our home art studio, in Watertown, MA, between July 8 and July 12, 2013. With a nod to Eric Carle, we hand-painted our own papers. And with a nod to Michael Oatman, we shaped our handmade papers into collages using a special puzzle-piece style process. Using prepared collage papers, each kid artist made all his or her own characters, objects, and scenes, as well as helped to generate the ideas for everything. The story, too, was also kid-generated, although our creators needed help with phrasing and connecting ideas and events at times.