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One Book After Another: The books that turned me into a writer (Starting with Mercer Mayer)

As I considered what to fill my blog with, it dawned on me that I could share with my blog readers the books that have influenced my development as a writer. 418 more words


May 14 - Mother's Day

About the Holiday

We always love our moms, but on the second Sunday of May we celebrate everything they do for us. On May 9, 1914 President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation establishing Mother’s Day as “a public expression of our love and reverence for the mothers of our country.”  First envisioned to honor all mothers instead of primarily your own, the day has become a personal holiday in which families celebrate in their own unique and meaningful way. 684 more words

Humorous Picture Books


Ned Shank (1956-2000) published The Sanyasin’s First Day in 1998. (Available only in limited print quantities.) Shank only wrote one children’s book.

Mercer Mayer (1943) 11 more words

Children's Author

"I Was So Mad", I Tossed This Book In The Trash.

My four-year-old son brought several of Mercer Mayer’s children’s books home from school today (book fair purchases). Of course, Sean wanted me to read them to him at bedtime this evening. 597 more words

Just a Special Thanksgiving

Just a Special Thanksgiving


Mercer Mayer

Harper Festival, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2015


From the back of the book, “Little Critter is about to have a Thanksgiving he’ll never forget. 274 more words

Book Review

The Pied Piper

Basic Plot Summary: The town of Hamelin is suffering from an infestation of rats when a piper shows up dressed in multi-colored clothes, offering to rid the town of all the rats. 770 more words

Fairy Tales