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The Kirkus Review is in!

A wonderful review of CRASH! BOOM! from Kirkus, states that “Elephant’s pure joy in exploration and success are sure to be catching…” and “And when the inevitable oops happens, the reaction is also believable: eyes shut tight, mouth a downward bow, and tears… But elephant is not one to give up easily…” Read the full review

THE SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL REVIEW IS IN!

A wonderful review of CRASH! BOOM! from School Library Journal states that “Young readers will instantly be familiar with the elephant’s actions; he carefully places four blocks vertically on top of each other until, “WOW! I did it! It’s as tall as ME!” The pause of a page turn is enough to build suspense for the inevitable crash…” and “VERDICT A simply presented look at block play and the mathematics behind it. Perfect for early learning …” Read the full review

NICE INCLUSION IN MOTHER MAG

It’s NOT THE STORK! and IT’S SO AMAZING! are included a terrific round-up of sex-ed books on Mother Mag. Read the full article: Mother Mag

NEW YORK TIMES: THE BANNED BOOKS YOUR CHILD SHOULD READ

A wonderful and helpful article by pediatrician Perri Klass’ in her NYTimes monthly column THE CHECK-UP. Klass includes IT’S PERFECTLY NORMAL, IT’S SO AMAZING! and IT’S NOT THE STORK! and makes the case that: “In fact, banned book lists can be a great resource for parents looking for books that teach kids about the world and themselves.”
Read the full article: The New York Times

SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL: IN DEFENSE OF FREE EXPRESSION

This informative article discusses PEN American Center’s gathering of Writers Resist: Louder Together for Free Expression on the steps of the New York Public Library The article features children’s book authors, including myself, Fatima Shaik, and Susan Kulkin. Each of us provided quotes in defense of free expression and the rights of children. Following is my quote from the article: “Together, we will show the nation that we not only affirm, but also will continue to do everything possible to protect the rights of children to read whatever they choose, to write whatever they want, and to speak out without fear or intimidation, no matter what.”
Read the full article: School Library Journal

Whenever I find out a book of mine is
in the media, my first response is “Me? Really?”
Then when I realize that something I wrote
is being talked or written about, most always,
I feel proud and thrilled!