Perfect Picture Book Friday – WOOD, WIRE, WINGS: Emma Lilian Todd Invents an Airplane

Title: WOOD, WIRE, WINGS: Emma Lilian Todd Invents an Airplane Written by: Kirsten W. Larson Illustrated by: Tracy Subisak Calkins Creek/Boyd Mills 2020 For ages: 7-10 Themes/topics: inventions, STEM, perseverance First spread: To Emma Lilian Todd, problems were like gusts of wind: they set her mind soaring. Sometimes the problems seemed small, like where to find…

Perfect Picture Book Friday: After the Rain

Grab your galoshes! Today I review an onomatopoeia-rich picture book debut about the many joys of rain puddles from fellow 2020 Debut Crew member Rebecca Koehn. Title: AFTER THE RAIN Written by: Rebecca Koehn Illustrated by: Simone Krüger Beaming Books, March 2020 For ages: 3-6 Themes/topics: rain, water, play, sharing, friendship First two spreads: Drip.           …

Perfect Picture Book Friday: Down Under the Pier

Today I review a lyrical new picture book debut from another of the amazing 2020 Debut Crew members, Nell Cross Beckerman. Title: Down Under the Pier Written by: Nell Cross Beckerman Illustrated by: Rachell Sumpter Cameron Kids, April 2020 For ages: four and up Themes/topics: marine life, intertidal zone, wonder First spread: Up on the pier,…

Perfect Picture Book Friday: SMALL MATTERS

Today I review a wonder-inspiring picture book debut from friend, critique partner, and fellow 2020 Debut Crew member, Heather Ferranti Kinser. Title: SMALL MATTERS: The Hidden Power of the Unseen Written by: Heather Ferranti Kinser Millbrook Press, April 2020 For ages: Preschool – Grade 3 Themes/topics: science, STEM, technology, animal adaptations, scanning electron microscope (SEM), nanoscale…

Perfect Picture Book Friday: EARTH HOUR: A Lights-Out

Today I review a beautiful and timely new picture book debut about Earth Hour, an annual event that highlights the importance of energy conservation. Title: EARTH HOUR: A Lights-Out Event for Our Planet Written by: Nanette Heffernan Illustrated by: Bao Luu Charlesbridge, January 2020 For ages: 3-7 Themes/topics: Earth Hour, energy conservation, sustainability First spread: All…

Perfect Picture Book Friday: HELP WANTED: MUST LOVE BOOKS

This week I’m reviewing another debut picture book, out soon from Janet Sumner Johnson, a member of the fabulous 2020 Debut Crew! HELP WANTED: MUST LOVE BOOKS will be out March 1 from Capstone.   Connect with the 2020 Debut Crew: https://twitter.com/2020DebutCrew https://www.instagram.com/2020debutcrew/ https://2020debutcrew.weebly.com/ Title: HELP WANTED: MUST LOVE BOOKS Written by: Janet Sumner Johnson Illustrated…

Perfect Picture Book Friday: RAILWAY JACK

This week I’m reviewing another debut picture book, out soon from KT Johnston, a member of the fabulous 2020 Debut Crew! RAILWAY JACK will be out February 1 from Capstone.   Connect with the 2020 Debut Crew: https://twitter.com/2020DebutCrew https://www.instagram.com/2020debutcrew/ https://2020debutcrew.weebly.com/ Title: RAILWAY JACK: THE TRUE STORY OF AN AMAZING BABOON Written by: KT Johnston Illustrated by:…

Perfect Picture Book Friday: THE ARABIC QUILT

This week I’m excited to review Aya Khalil’s beautiful picture book debut, THE ARABIC QUILT, out in February. (Aya and I are both members of the fabulous 2020 Debut Crew, a picture book debut group.) Connect with the 2020 Debut Crew: https://twitter.com/2020DebutCrew https://www.instagram.com/2020debutcrew/ https://2020debutcrew.weebly.com/ Connect with Aya: https://twitter.com/ayawrites https://www.instagram.com/ayakhalilauthor/ https://ayakhalil.com/ Title: THE ARABIC QUILT Written by:…

Perfect Picture Book Friday: MY SHAPE IS SAM

Title: MY SHAPE IS SAM Written by: Amanda Jackson Illustrated by: Lydia Nichols Page Street Kids, 2019, fiction For ages: 4-8 Themes/topics: identity, self-discovery, self-confidence, nonconformity, differences, community, self-expression, shapes, careers/jobs, empathy First spread: Sam had four even sides. Four pointy corners. And like all other squares, he was a builder. He lived in a place…

TWO DOGS ON A TRIKE Cover Reveal (plus a giveaway)

Two Dogs on a Trike cover

COVER REVEAL for my debut picture book!

Writing for Kids (While Raising Them)

by Gabi Snyder & Robin Rosenthal

Thank you, Tara, for hosting the cover reveal for TWO DOGS ON A TRIKE!

READY TO EMBARKON A JOURNEY?

When the gate is left open, one dog escapes the yard for an adventure on tricycles, trolleys, and trains. This hilarious story counts up to ten and back down again as more pups join the fun—and one very determined cat goes on the chase!

Coming in May 2020!

We (author Gabi Snyder and illustrator Robin Rosenthal) “met” for the first time over video chat to discuss our experiences creating TWO DOGS ON A TRIKE, which is the debut picture book for us both!

RR: What inspired TWO DOGS ON A TRIKE?

GS:I’d say one part real-life and one part kidlit! The dog versus cat dynamic that plays out in the story was inspired, in part, by my childhood pets. I grew up with a cat…

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