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Quirky Children's Books & Animation

Even as a child I loved to create characters from anything at hand--a sock, the sofa, a passing bug. Everything talks to me. But most of the characters in my books were inspired by pets with big personalities. My films evolved from a desire to make my drawings move.

Buster the Very Shy Dog early readers series

BOOK AWARDS & REVIEWS:

   Maryland Blue Crab Award (Buster the Very Shy Dog)
   Oppenheim Gold Award (Buster the Very Shy Dog & Buster & Phoebe in the Great Bone Game)

   2009 Children's Choice (Sally and the Purple Socks)

   Dolly Parton's Imagination Library book (Sally and the Purple Socks)


"Dog and cat lovers and shy kids everywhere will happily (and successfully) read and reread these stories."
    ~Kirkus (Buster the Very Shy Dog Finds A Kitten)
“The author/illustrator exhibits her winning humor in this beginning chapter book.”
    ~School Library Journal (Buster the Very Shy Dog)
“...its elegant and humorous text makes this a pleasure to read aloud...”
    ~Adventures for Kids (Edna's Tale)

A FEW FILM CREDITS:

"Ferngully"
"Flower Planet"
"The Prince and the Pauper" (Disney)

"Mary Poppins Returns" (Disney)

"Moon Breath Beat" (included in the National Film Registry)