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My book The Pout-Pout Fish, a rhyming children's picture book illustrated by the very talented Dan Hanna and published by Farrar Straus Giroux, spent two weeks on The New York Times Book Review Children's Picture Book Best Sellers list and was named by Time Magazine as One of the Ten Best Children's Books of 2008.
A sequel to The Pout-Pout Fish, called The Pout-Pout Fish In The Big-Big Dark, came out in August 2010. Kirkus Reviews calls it “an entertaining read-aloud and a nice lighthearted vehicle for dealing with fear.” School Library Journal says, “the playful, rhyming verse is well matched with Hanna's funny cartoon illustrations.”
Barefooted, Bad-Tempered Baby Brigade, illustrated by Tracy Dockray and published by Tricycle Press, was
published in the spring of 2010. The
book is funny and silly, but it’s also a sentimental story in disguise; it’s ideal
for baby showers and for elder siblings of new babies. Booklist
calls it "a great early read-aloud, with a thumping, rhythmic text that
kids will want to hear many times over." And School Library
Journal says it's "great
Here at my site, there's an area just for kids (and the young at heart) where you can play word games and download a fish-themed fortune-teller (a.k.a. a "cootie catcher"). Other areas of my site have book info and free Pout-Pout activity sheet downloads for home, bookstore, and library use. You can also find my bio and my appearances schedule.
In addition to my site, I have a blog called Jumping the Candlestick. At my blog, you'll find updates and current information about me. In addition, most Mondays on my blog, I run a profile of of a Michigan author or illustrator (some of books for kids; others of books for grown-ups). The writers and illustrators of Michigan constitute one of its great natural resources, so I always enjoy featuring Michigan writers on my blog.
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