Author Archives: Joanna

My Hike in the Forest – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Title: My Hike in the Forest Author & Illustrator: Neecy Twinem  Publisher: Muddy Boots, 2017 Ages: 5-8 Themes: animals, plants, forests, adventure, hiking Genre: Nonfiction   Opening: Down the soft path and into the lush forest, we eagerly begin our hike. All is quiet, … Continue reading

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Leaves – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Title: Leaves Author & Illustrator: David Ezra Stein  Publisher: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2007 Ages: 2-5 Themes: leaves, seasons, bears, first, hibernation, fall, winter     Opening:  It was his first year Synopsis: It’s a young bear’s first autumn, and the falling leaves surprise … Continue reading

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Stephen Shaskan – Illustrator Interview

I met Steve and his equally talented wife and artistic partner, Trisha, at SCBWI LA a couple of years back and have been following his/their amazing careers in kid lit ever since.         [JM] Illustrator or author/illustrator?  … Continue reading

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