Ladybug Nominee Profile
Lester L. Laminack wrote this story which was illustrated by Henry Cole. The Brimful Curiosities blog has a cool peacock craft on their post about this book as well as links to some resources on peacocks. You can also learn about peacocks at the San Diego Zoo and find peacock videos and activities at Activity Village.
This is one of the ten titles nominated for the 2012 Ladybug Picture Book Award. Mr. Cole's work has been nominated before: Bad Boys Get Henpecked (2010) and Big Chickens Fly the Coop (2009) were past Ladybug Picture Book Award nominees.