The stunningly talented, completely amazing, yet incredibly humble Jerry Pinkney is celebrating a pretty impressive birthday today, December 22, 2020. 81 years! But don't think for a minute that his age has slowed him down. His long and glorious career as a picture book illustrator, begun in 1964, is still going strong. Even in the midst of COVID, he had a new fairytale re-imagining published -- The Little Mermaid. Celebrate Jerry's long life and numerous achievements by reading this latest sure-to-be-a-classic. . . and all of his other books, too!