Wow, I love watching this man draw. The video includes fascinating info about how Kevin Henkes draws and writes. He says that before starts a picture book, he works on the character first. He wants to have a clear image of the character before anything else.
One of my favourite quotes from the video: "If we expose our kids to books and art, nothing but good can come of it."
More info about Kevin Henkes: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Henkes
Unfortunately his official website seems to be hacked right now. :-(