Kids love animals — and they love picture books about animals, too. Come and Play! Exploring Animal Friends takes children on a tour of fifteen types of animal friends. Discover what makes pandas, raccoons, spiders, cats, and frogs unique (just to name a few). Whether or how they play, and what makes them special. While this children’s animal book gives interesting and surprising facts, it is the original illustrations which makes this book a treasure. The animal illustrations magnify the beauty and distinctive qualities of each creature. Ultimately, kids learn they share many similarities with animals (both feelings and behavior), and they learn about the world around them.
Targeted Age Group:: 3-9
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
For me, Come and Play! Exploring Animal Friends was a chance to learn about many animals, discover what makes them tick, what similarities we share, and to learn about their unique characteristics. They're fascinating creatures. I especially enjoyed creating the illustrations.
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I am an author, illustrator, artist and journalist with a diverse body of work. At this time I have authored and illustrated two children's picture books which are available for purchase. I am also the filmmaker responsible for the film "Dust to Dust:The Health Effects of 9/11," which premiered on the Sundance Channel in 2006, filmed, wrote and edited more than 700 videos for About.com (The New York Times), and was the editor for Jenna Orkin's, "EnGaged: Carolyn Gage On Stage and Off." EnGaged received awards from Top Indie Film Awards, L.A. Shorts Awards, Move Me Productions Quarterly Online Short Film Festival, and NY Short Film Tuesdays @ BAIA.(2017). I received my MS in Journalism from Columbia University in 2000.