I am thrilled to announce the publication of my second children’s picture book, Goober & Muffin, another beloved bedtime story that I used to tell my son when he was a little boy. A charming story, beautifully brought to life with colorful illustrations, Goober and Muffin is just right for wee ones who love being read aloud to and for children just learning how to read, ages 0-7. As well, I have a new, special edition of The Skipping Stone containing two bonus sections in the back of the book, Did You Know? and How to Skip Stones. Learn some fun facts about stone skipping as well as pointers on technique and how to choose the best rocks.
Goober and Muffin: Goober and Muffin were the best of friends; no matter that Goober was a puppy and Muffin was a kitten. As Goober and Muffin grow up, their friends started complaining that it was not okay for them to be pals. Succumbing to peer pressure and going their separate ways seemed to be the only answer, even though Goober and Muffin were both miserable. One day, a calamitous misadventure reunites this unlikely twosome, reminding them what really matters. Turning their backs on prejudice once and for all, can Goober and Muffin go back to doing what they love best, being best friends forever?
“A sweet story that helps teach both kids and their parents that friendship can cross boundaries; beautifully told and illustrated!!” —EMI SUZUKI
The Skipping Stone: Sometimes, when we truly hope and dream and wish really hard for something, it will come true—the power of our imagination is a wondrous thing. If you’ve ever tossed a penny in the fountain or made a wish on the North Star, you know what I mean. There are so many ways to make a wish, and sometimes we will discover yet one more way from someone we meet along the way, like Nick in The Skipping Stone. Nick is an ordinary little boy fervently yearning for something extraordinary to happen. One day, on a family outing, his dream comes true in a rather unusual way. When Nick’s wishful thinking finally pays off, could it be that he ends up with a special memento to remind him of his extraordinary day?
“This is a very interesting story that shows us how so many things are connected, and life has an incredible way of working. The illustrations are beautiful with gorgeous, vivid colors. A sweet reminder of how it truly is a small world. I look forward to more work from this author!” —Katherine De Rochers
If you have wee ones to shop for this season, both picture books are hardcover and available for pre-order with guaranteed delivery in time for holiday gift-giving. I invite you to take a moment and check them out. Feel free to share my good news with your friends and family – it’s never too early to start nurturing a child’s love of reading!