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May I Come In?

Written by Marsha Diane Arnold & illustrated by Jennie Poh
Published by Sleeping Bear Press
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When thunder roars and lightning flashes, Raccoon is afraid to be alone in his home. So he hurries out to see if any of his neighbors in Thistle Hollow have room to spare for a friend in need. When Raccoon knocks on the doors of Possum, Quail, and Woodchuck, he is turned away. But then Raccoon spies a bright light in the storm. Will this next neighbor open up her house and heart to Raccoon? A tender story that reminds readers of all ages that a kind heart will always make room for one more.

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Who Wrote May I Come In?

Marsha Diane Arnold

Called a “born storyteller” by the media, Marsha Diane Arnold is the picture book author of 21 books, with over one million books sold. Her books have garnered honors from Best First Book by a New Author to Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to Smithsonian Notable. Recent books include the bilingual Galápagos Girl and Lost. Found., both Junior Library Guild selections. Lost. Found. received three starred reviews and was illustrated by Caldecott Medal winner Matthew Cordell. 

Growing up on the Kansas prairies, Marsha lived in Northern California most of her life. Now she lives with her husband in Florida, near the Caloosahatchee River and her family. Besides creating stories, she loves scuba diving, hiking, traveling, gardening, and climbing trees.

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  • What is your favorite thing about May I Come In?

    Though Raccoon gets a bit sad that his friends won’t invite him in, he continues toward a distant light with hope.

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  • When was your favorite time reading this book aloud? Why?

    I always enjoy reading MAY I COME IN? during my author visits. The students, shout out “Swish, plish,” “May I Come In?,” and “Come right in!” right along with me.

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February 15, 2018
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