Wherever she goes, Sallie takes her journal, fountain pen, ink, and watercolors. These are the tools she uses to record the world she sees. Her journals are a combination of an anthropologist’s field notes, a writer’s notebook, and an artist’s sketchbook. Her children’s books grow out of these journals. Her most recent book is The Robin Makes a Laughing Sound: A Birder’s Journal, (Charlesbridge, a collection of bird observations told in poetry, lists, questions, notes, and sketches.