If you love stories of imagination, such as Little Red Riding Hood, Where the Wild Things Are, and Charlie and Lola—you’ll adore spending time with these two courageous siblings.
“Once upon a time, a brave little girl and her brother set out on a long, long journey,” Violet tells Peter. “A journey fraught with danger and peril.”
Riding their building’s elevator and traveling the hallways past apartment doors to bring soup to a sick neighbor, Violet and Peter encounter both real and imagined adventure—getting lost in the laundry room, running into a troll, and escaping scary noises in the nick of time, only to find that their poor sick neighbor looks . . . like a wolf!
Clever, thought-provoking, and with an unforgettable ending, Violet and the Woof is a book that explores the power of imaginative storytelling and will have kids asking: “What’s real?”
I love words, the music they make, their personalities and scents and textures. Words are like Sendak’s Wild Things, each clamoring for their own Rumpus. I love creating stories by taming a few of those wild and wily words, and I love inspiring others to explore their own creativity. I’m author of the picture books, Halloween Good Night (Atheneum), Violet and the Woof (HarperCollins), and A Year With Mama Earth (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers).
You can find cyber-me on Instagram, Facebook, and on my website. The real me lives in rural Michigan with my husband, six children, two cats, and an ever-growing litter of dust bunnies. On any given day I might be spotted hiking to the mailbox, playing freeze-tag in the yard, or sneaking a handful of chocolate chips from the cupboard (my favorite treat!).