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

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

Book Stats

3
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0
Illustrated
3
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Collaborators

Sydney Hanson
Will Hillenbrand
Lee White

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