Elisha Cooper stopped by recently to talk about his new picture book. The book is about a dog and unconditional love, and we adore it. The dog is currently nameless, so we did spend a good deal of time talking about possible names—Lucky, Buttercup, Buster, Henry, Homer, Kaiser . . . . Then we spent a good deal of time talking about the tragic ways in which the dogs of Sylvie’s childhood died . . . and then we spent a good deal of time talking about whether or not one should eat rabbit (Virginia: “God, no!” Sylvie: “Oui! Oui!” Elisha: “Delicious!”). We’re looking forward to seeing Elisha’s finished art at the end of the summer, as well as discovering what he decides to name the dog.