Ann Jonas, creator of some amazing picture books, has died at age 81 according to Publisher’s Weekly.  She is the creator of the very innovating Round Trip, a black and white picture book that flipped over and you read it backwards to finish the story.

Jonas was married to Donald Crews, also an author and illustrator of children’s picture books.  She is also the mother of Nina Crews who too creates children’s books.  That’s one talented family!