Pinky Porcupine is painting the town. Find out who is behind each door being painted in this colorful rhyming adventure that teaches 1 through 10 in four different languages.

Signed copies of GUESS WHO IS BEHIND THE DOOR are available from Books on the Square, Providence, RI.

Or order from your own favorite Indie Bookstore, Barnes and Noble, or Amazon.

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“This rhyming story about a painting porcupine introduces counting, colors, and language concepts. Pinky Porcupine paints the doors in the town, and finds a different animal friend behind each one. Kids can count from one to 10 in English, Spanish, Chinese, and French, with pronunciations noted on each page. The animals gather together to say goodnight in their different languages at the end and fun animal facts close out this fun, fact-filled board book.  Pictures are colorful and eye-catching and fun, perfect for counting storytimes and introducing readers to new languages.” (Rosemary Kiladitis, Mom Read It)


“Hello, Hanukkah!” says the friendly badger as he prepares to count the candles in the Hanukkah menorah. This whimsical board book features a cute and clever badger teaching counting and coloring concepts along with Hanukkah customs.

Coming October 1, 2021 from Kar-Ben, and now available for pre-order!

Signed copies of HELLO, HANUKKAH will be available from Books on the Square Providence, RI.

Or order from your own favorite Indie Bookstore, Barnes and Noble, or Amazon.

Publishers Weekly Report, Week of Dec. 16, 2019

FRIENDS & ANEMONES Ocean Poems for Children

Love Poetry? Take a look at this wonderful anthology, “Friends and Anemones, Ocean Poems for Children,” an amazing and engaging collection of poems and artwork by 70 writers and artists from throughout New England. (Including Peter Reynolds, Jane Yolen, Kip Wilson, Josh Funk, among others, both well-known and emerging!) The Writers’ Loft teamed up with the Rozila Project, a nonprofit focused on protecting our oceans. I was thrilled to participate with a double-page spread featuring Manta Rays, Stingrays, and more. And the cover art by Jody Apeseche. Wow.

Available through Amazon.