It’s hard to be a tiny toad minding your own business on a twig. First a bird pecks at him… . Then a bee buzzes… . Then a dog barks… and so on. And each time the toad is surprised by a buzz or a woof (or the toe of a sneaker!), he hops to a new location farther down the road. With fun sounds, clever rhymes, and an irresistible rhythm, this is the perfect story for sharing one-on-one or in a group.
I read and write fiction, poetry, and non-fiction for children. But my dream to be an author didn’t begin until I had children of my own! My favorite book as a child was Nurse Nancy. Before I was a children’s author, I was a registered nurse.
I’ve always loved working with children, as a nurse and now as a children’s author. I enjoy talking to them about books and writing. When I’m not writing or spending time with my grandkids, I enjoy walking, country line dancing and reading mysteries. My husband and I have six grown children, 11 grandchildren and one great grandchild. We live in O’Fallon, Missouri.
Anne Wilsdorf’s illustrations for Sophie’s Squash were described as “bursting with color and energy on every page” in a starred review from Booklist. She has illustrated numerous books for children, including Sophie’s Squash Go to School, the sequel to Pat Zietlow Miller’s Sophie’s Squash, as well as Susan McElroy Montanari’s My Dog’s a Chicken, Elizabeth Bluemle’s Dogs on the Bed, Eileen Spinelli’s The Best Story, Sharon Arms Doucet’s Alligator Sue, and Lenore Look’s Ruby Lu series.
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