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Illustrating Old MacDonald Had a…Zoo?



Hi there!

I have a post up on my publisher, Charlesbridge’s blog, showing my process for this book. Lots of images of storyboard, early sketches and final art. Have a look here!










Old MacDonald Had a…Zoo? GIveaway Winners

Congratulations to the winners!

Tara Carley

Jama K. Rattigan

Alison Remer

Thanks everyone for stopping by!

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!


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