Ben will be sorely missed by his fellow writers and illustrators in the children's book community, even those of us who never knew him. Ben leaves behind a wife and four children, and my thoughts and prayers are with them. I will hug my kids a little bit tighter tonight.
Candlewick Press posted some thoughts about Ben on their facebook page, from the people who worked closely with him. And please visit the Ben Boos Memorial website to learn more about how you can donate to the Ben Boos Memorial Fund. The website also has a guestbook for those who would like to share memories of Ben or leave their condolences.