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VOLE and TROLL Publication Day!

From Charlesbridge Publishing, September 10, 2019

Meet Vole and Troll- two spirited characters who just can’t get along…until they start singing!

Vole wants to cross the bridge to the knoll on other side, where the grass is the greenest and tastiest in the valley. But Troll guards the bridge, singing his mean, old song (to the tune of “This Old Man.”)

But Vole, who has an ear for music, compliments Troll’s singing, and asks for another song. When Troll tells him that he knows no other songs, Vole teaches him one. 

Vole tricks Troll three times by teaching him interactive songs which Troll- a musical soul- simply can not resist.

Will there be a fourth time or will poor Vole end up in a casserole? You’ll just have to read to book to find out!

” A harmonious twist on an old favorite with bonus action songs.”

~Kirkus Reviews











Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star 25 year Anniversary

Still twinkling after all these years!

 THANK YOU to all who have shared this book with their little ones!

To watch a video of ESA astronaut,Samantha Cristoforetti, reciting this book  while floating around in the International Space Station in 2015, click HERE!


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!


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