Daily Archives: February 4, 2012

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Welcome to my home sweet homepage. If you have come this far, it’s mostly likely because you are interested in either my children’s books or my Sherlock Holmes novel. Yes, I’ve written both! I love good writing, no matter who the audience is. I like to write, and I like to tinker with words—whether they’re in a picture book, a novel, a play, or a poem. The best part of life is sharing it with friends and family. When I …

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My Dear Watson

The greatest mystery surrounding Sherlock Holmes comes to light–was he actually a woman? The master–or rather, mistress–of disguise finally puts pen to paper to reveal this decades-long deception and, in so doing, discovers another fact she kept secret even from herself. The complex mind of the brilliant consulting detective is finally opened to the public, in the chronicle of a new case never recorded by Dr. Watson and featuring Constance Moriarty, the beguiling daughter of Holmes infamous nemesis. Paperback: 234 …

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Now What Can I Do?

Mommy, I’m bored. What can I do? Little Raccoon is stuck inside all day, but together he and Mommy discover that it takes just a dash of make-believe to set sail on the ocean in your bed, round up a herd of your toys, and slam-dunk socks into your drawer like a basketball star. Then, before you know it, it’s time for bed! In this cheerful conversation between mother and child, the author-illustrator team who created Will You Take Care …

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Am I Big Or Little?

Can a little girl be both big and little at the same time? Of course she can! Big or little, she’s the present Mommy always wanted-a big present in a little package. Cheerful text and cozy illustrations are sure to strike a familiar chord with little ones and grown-ups alike in this winning picture book, also available in paperback. Paperback: 32 pages Publisher: Chronicle Books (February 1, 2002) Language: English ISBN-10: 1587171473

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Edna Elephant

Four separate 8-page paperback stories about the irrepressible Edna Elephant, collected in one small box. Edna’s Coat; Edna Bakes Cookies; Edna’s Flowers; and Edna Dances. Part of the Brand New Readers series, designed to help children learn to read while entertaining them with wonderful and amusing illustrations.   Reading level: Ages 4 and up Paperback: 32 pages Publisher: Candlewick (October 1, 2002) Language: English ISBN-10: 0763615560 ISBN-13: 978-0763615567

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I Love The Rain

Molly hates rainy days. The gray sky, the soggy wait for the school bus, they seem to make everyone grumpy. Everyone except her friend Sophie, who shows Molly the magic she has been missing. The simple, poetic language in this lovely book takes readers on a journeyfrom the girls’ first tentative steps into the drizzle to a rain-drenched romp in a puddle. The lyrical text is perfectly matched by the joyful watercolor paintings, which capture not only the color and …

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If I Were Your Mother

Imagine if children were in charge for a day. This is a book that invites the very young to share their own dreams and wishes with parents. Illustrations and dialogue capture the spirit of friendship and affection between parent and child. Reading level: Ages 3 and up Hardcover: 32 pages Publisher: Morrow Junior; First Edition edition (April 1999) Language: English ISBN-10: 0688151906 ISBN-13: 978-0688151904

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If I Were Your Father

Imagine if children were in charge for a day. This is a book that invites the very young to share their own dreams and wishes with parents. Illustrations and dialogue capture the spirit of friendship and affection between parent and child. Reading level: Ages 3 and up Hardcover: 32 pages Publisher: HarperCollins (May 1, 1999) Language: English ISBN-10: 0688151922 ISBN-13: 978-0688151928

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