Archive for the ‘Reviews’ Category

What Came First? The Dragon or the Verse? Guest Post by Penny Parker Klostermann

I’m one of the lucky ones. At a picture book workshop I was leading, I got to hear Penny Parker Klostermann first read her hilarious picture book manuscript THERE WAS AN OLD DRAGON WHO SWALLOWED A KNIGHT. I knew instantly … Continue reading


Laurie Ann Thompson: Why dogs – and simple stories – are the best!

When I first heard about Laurie Ann Thompson’s latest picture book My Dog is the Best, I thought, “Brilliant! Simply brilliant!” – emphasis on the word “simply.” And the reviewers agree. “This simple, quiet story conveys the enduring bond between … Continue reading


ALL THROUGH MY TOWN – The Reviews Are In!

And I’m loving ’em! “Richard Scarry has some competition in this effort, which follows a toddler-age bunny and his mother around town on their errands. Filled with verbs that end in –ing, the rhythmic verses form a nice cadence and … Continue reading


LIGHT UP THE NIGHT – Colorado Book Award Winner!

The week before the Colorado Book Awards ceremony, I debated whether or not to type out my 1.5 minute (Note: Well under the 3 minute limit!) “thank you” speech and book reading. After all, it was 3 measly sentences and … Continue reading


TIME OUT FOR MONSTERS! – Letting loose a first review!

While I hinted about this on Facebook, I’m posting the entire Publishers Weekly review here.Time Out for Monsters! Even kids can get the fixer-upper urge—especially when the real estate in question is the time-out corner. “Mom says it’s fine, but … Continue reading

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