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Old MacDonald Had a…Zoo? 3 book giveaway!


Hi All!

My husband and I recently returned from a road trip to California. We live in New York, so that’s a lot of driving! But what a country we have- so spectacular and varied. The song, “America, the Beautiful”,  kept recording in my mind as we passed through amber fields of grain and purple mountain majesties. We revisited places we’ve been to and explored new ones. A great trip, and highly recommended!

Upon our return, we adopted the sweetest puppy from our local animal rescue and sanctuary! He is a Lab/hound mix whom we named Nugget, and he is a constant source of love and amusement-and a bit of work too!

Now that I am back in town, I’ve been busy with booksigning events for Old MacDonald Had a…Zoo? And as promised, I am offering a giveaway. Just write a comment (by October 17th) telling me what your favorite wild animal is, and you’ll have a chance to win a signed copy. Three winners will be randomly chosen on Tuesday, October 17th at 8pm, and will be notified by email. Good luck!


It’s a Book! E-I-E-I-O!


 Today, September 12, 2017, my new book hits the shelves!


“Prolific nursery-rhymer Trapani turns the traditional song on its head for a rousing romp …will be welcome at storytime.”  ~ Kirkus Reviews

I am currently on a road trip out west, but will offer a giveaway in early October.
Here’s a link to the  book trailer.
And here are my October events. Join me if you can!

October 6th- Northshire Books,  Saratoga Springs, NY 10:30 AM
October 7th- Warwick Children’s Book Festival 10-4
October 14th- Inquiring Minds Bookstore, New Paltz, NY 4 PM
October 15th- Rhinebeck Farmer’s Market, Oblong Books 11-1
October  21st- Sheep and Wool Festival, Rhinebeck, NY 9-5
October 22nd- Sheep and Wool Festival, Rhinebeck, NY 9-3
October 27th- B&N Kingston, NY Book Fair  (Time TBD)
October 28th- Ghouls and Gourds Festival, Brooklyn Botanic Garden 12-4


Old MacDonald Had a…Zoo? E-I-E-I-O!


Hi Friends!

On September 12th my new picture book will be coming out!  Here is a nice review from Kirkus,

Here is a book trailer.

And it’s now available for preorder.

Happy summer!


My New (almost finished) Studio

Iza, Iza, Rob’s main squeeza,
How does your studio show?
With toys in nooks and loads of books,
And art supplies all in a row.
Still some cabinetry, window trim, and a staircase to attic to be finished, but it’s pretty far along! Am I lucky, or what?
I’m certainly grateful!

A Valentine Trilogy

I was hoping the muse would help me add another poem to this collection, but no such luck. Too much going on this year! I am reposting the past three years’ poems all on one page. Enjoy!

Valentine porcupine

Will You Be My Valentine?

“Will you be my valentine?”
Said the smitten porcupine?

“What? You say I’m prickly?
Don’t point that out, my dear.

None of us is without flaw,
Not even you, I fear. More

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