Author

Barbara Odanaka

https://barbaraodanaka.com

Biography

From my earliest days, I loved books and the magic of a well-told tale. I spent countless hours at our local library, where I discovered treasures including my all-time favorite, “”Charlie And The Chocolate Factory”” by Roald Dahl. In first grade, I discovered an old (manual) typewriter in our garage and slowly tap-tap-tapped out my first story: “”The Happy Hamster.”” I was hooked! Years later, I was lucky enough to land a job at the Los Angeles Times. I spent nearly a decade there when an editor called me aside and asked why I had been rhyming some of the lines in my column. I had not realized I was doing this! It dawned on me that maybe it was time to pursue a different kind of writing. Since then, I’ve published four books for kids, all in rhyme. I hope my readers feel the same magic I did when I was their age.

Construction Cat
A Crazy Day at the Critter Café
Smash! Mash! Crash! There Goes the Trash!
Construction Cat
A Crazy Day at the Critter Café
Smash! Mash! Crash! There Goes the Trash!

Books by Barbara Odanaka

    picture • 32 Pages
    Smash! Mash! Crash! There Goes the Trash!
    Barbara Odanaka, Will Hillenbrand
    picture • 40 Pages
    Construction Cat
    Barbara Odanaka, Sydney Hanson
    picture • 32 Pages
    A Crazy Day at the Critter Café
    Barbara Odanaka, Lee White

Book Stats

3
Authored
0
Illustrated
3
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All Barbara Odanaka Books

Hardcover
$17.99$16.97
picture • 32 Pages
A Crazy Day at the Critter Café
Hardcover
$19.99$18.59
picture • 32 Pages
Smash! Mash! Crash! There Goes the Trash!
Hardcover
$19.99$18.99

Collaborators

Will Hillenbrand
Sydney Hanson
Lee White

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