Monday, February 27, 2012


Howdy, folks! I am pleased to announce the release of my third monkey board book PLAYTIME MANNERS FOR LITTLE MONKEYS (Harvest House Publishers, Feb 2012).

Please join my celebration by entering my book giveaway, hosted at the Children's Book Review website. I am giving away three (3) sets of my entire monkey board book series-- GOOD TABLE MANNERS FOR LITTLE MONKEYS; IT'S BEDTIME FOR LITTLE MONKEYS; and the newest playtime title. That means three chances for free books!

Entering is simple. For more details, go to

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Hugs- Laura Goetz

Although this polar bear illustration was created in 2007,
"hugs" never go out of style.
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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Hugs ~ Donna Pellegata

                                                                                                               © donna pellegata
They could feel it in their hearts and souls...

From the children's book,
How Haitians Play Basketball
written by Travis Mushett
illustrated by, Donna Pellegata
TorchRunner Press 2011

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Ginger Nielson ~ Pony Strings and Critter Things

A New book written by Rena Jones, that I illustrated has just been released.  Rena's rhymes cover an
amazing array of animal classes.  Did you know that a group of apes is called a generation, or that a collection of raccoons is called a gaze?  Much more fun and classification facts are geared to all ages, but in particular the K-2 crowd.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Playtime Manners for Little Monkeys by Susie Lee Jin

I am happy to share that my latest board book PLAYTIME MANNERS FOR LITTLE MONKEYS is out this month from Harvest House Publishers. The book features two monkey pals on an afternoon play date. Hope you enjoy it!

From the publisher website:
In this book—her third in the little monkey series (It’s Bedtime for Little Monkeys and Good Table Manners for Little Monkeys)—artist and author Susie Lee Jin teaches important lessons to little ones about playing nicely with friends. Brightly colored and impressively simple, this sturdy board book is full of wisdom and charm.

While the little monkeys play across the pages, they learn to be polite and kind, to share their toys, and to clean up when they are finished playing. Caught up in these sweet critters— antics, a child easily learns that manners at play make play fun.

For more, visit