About the Illustrator:
Jamal Ray is a husband and father of three boys who constantly remind him that life is a gift; complex at times, yet enjoyable at most. When approached by his sister to illustrate her book he was at first skeptical, then reluctantly agreed after hearing the book's title "DO I HAVETO?" play out in his head. This will be the first of many collaborations between the author, Deborah Chaplin and the illustrator, Jamal Ray. May they bless and inspire you and your child the next time the voice in your head says to you "DO I HAVE TO?"