Friday, September 11, 2020



Just want to send you over to Books Around the Table, the blog I share with Julie Paschkis, Margaret Chodos-Irvine, Laura Kvasnosky and Bonny Becker. I'm celebrating the publication of my fifth picture book, EEK! A Noisy Journey from A to Z, co-written with Julie P. and blessed with her charming illustrations. Please read what I have to say over there about the art of collaboration, which is all about finding someone you are in sync with in terms of priorities - for Julie P. and I, it's a matter of playfulness and of diving into language and coming up refreshed! Click here for the link. And below are a few sneak-peek pages: 






Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Eek! and Hurrah, Huzzah, Wahoo!


Author copies of my new book, Eek! A Noisy Journey from A to Z, co-authored and illustrated by  Julie Paschkis, arrived today! It's a combination of nonsense, energy and color; it's a story of love and friendship and adventure and misadventure; it's a journey from A to Z, all in sounds, from Achoo to ZZZZ. 

I can't wait to give a copy of it to Henry and Thea, my six- and three-year-old neighbors. 

Here's a link to Books Around the Table, where Julie Paschkis has just posted her thoughts(and several illustrations) from Eek!

 Here's a link to a starred review of the book at Kirkus (sneak peek: "An absolute zoo of an ABC book - in the best possible way.") 

Thanks to all the people at Peachtree for getting this book out into the world. And thanks to Julie Paschkis - again - of course! Julie's artwork is always so invigorating - the publisher, Peachtree, even chose one of the illustrations from Eek! to be the cover of their Fall 2020 catalog.  ♥️

Whoop-dee-do, hubba hubba, hot-diggity-dog, la-di-dah, yippee, YAHOO!