Annie Reiner has written and illustrated children’s books for almost 25 years. Being a psychoanalyst as well gives her an insight into the minds of even the youngest children, which informs her books for children. How children feel and think is the basis of how we all feel and think, and grown-ups sometimes overlook the need children have to understand themselves and the world around them, which always includes an understanding of their minds and spirits. Reiner’s books address the hopes and fears that all kids feel, as well as the strivings for knowledge that eventually determine who they become.

The ability of books to express unknown feelings is one of the reasons children love books, it's why we all love books. As we know, children also love color, and Reiner's illustrations reflect the simplicity and naiveté of children's art, to help speak directly to the child's experience.
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