One of my favorite author/illustrator dynamos is Marla Frazee, whose remarkable picture book, ALL THE WORLD, just received the Caledcott Honor Award. This gem of a book is one of my all-time favorites for several reasons, not the least of which being that she included the University of Wisconsin Union Terrace chairs on an interior spread. :)
When she came to the Simon & Schuster offices back in the fall, I had the privilege of meeting her! I also asked her to sign my miniature Terrace chair that my Aunt Carol got me a few years ago. It's hard to see, but she signed the back in the little circle.