We made the acquaintance of Cooper Edens on spring day at the Green Tiger Press premises in San Diego, when a large, rather unkempt, long haired man arrived, opened his suitcase, fished a pile of oil pastel paintings out from between his clothes, and announced that he had a book he wanted to get published. He had been turned down by several New York publishers.
Thus began a long and wonderful collaboration. The book he brought that day, and that we did publish, was the best-selling classic, "If You're Afraid of the Dark, Remember the Night Rainbow." It won the Children's Critic Award at the Bologna International Children's Fair in 1980.