Monday, May 24, 2021

I'm a Hare, So There! Book Review

     My friend Julie Rowan-Zoch is an extremely talented illustrator. Check out her work in Louis by Tom Lichtenheld! 

     I had seen a bit of the idea for her author/illustrator debut, but was blown away by the final product.

Do you like picture book characters with attitude? Check! Do you like to learn a little bit about desert creatures? Check! Do you wonder if some animals that look alike are as similar as they appear? Check!

Julie's illustrations convey emotions with simplicity and style. For those of you who have a "no violence" policy, note that there is a Roadrunner/Coyote type moment (an old cartoon to check out for those of you who aren't old enough to know the reference!) of comedic violence near the end to save Hare and Squirrel's lives. For me, it's two thumbs up for I'M A HARE, SO THERE. 

Note: I learned that Google Blogger is no longer supporting Feedburner subscriptions as of July, so I may have to migrate my blog elsewhere. It's disappointing that tech companies do this. I'll try to give everyone a heads up as I figure this out.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021


For those of you who are wondering where the posts went--- I had the draft of a post ready to go in January. Then, my mom passed away two days before the end of 2020. I didn't want to celebrate the new year, or anything else. 

Those of you who use my blog to help find book suggestions, here are a few links to other blogs I personally refer to that have helped to get the word out about fantastic new picture books while I was on hiatus.

Susanna Leonard Hill's Perfect Picture Books:

Kirsten W. Larson's Books for Curious Readers on IG and Youtube:

 John Schu: Books. Connect. Read.

The Brown Bookshelf :

 I haven't been totally absent from the writing world. I've been drafting and writing shorter pieces. Some for "work" and some just for my own fun. Amanda Davis' #haikufromtwo Storystorm challenge is one example of the fun writing. (Select two words at random from a book you just finished and write a haiku--it doesn't have to have anything to do with the book). Today was my sixth haiku post for IG (PAPBwriter):

#HaikufromTwo #6 by Wendy Greenley

Two random words from Disappear Doppelgänger Disappear by

Matt Salesses

Writing Exercise inspired by amandadavis_art #Storystorm


Trouble and Troubling

Startling words selected

Karma, Fate or luck

 I'm also part of a panel discussion this weekend. The book festival is FREE, so register now:

 Hopefully, I'll be back to the regular picture book review posts soon. Meanwhile, I wish everyone a belated Happy New Year.