What was your favorite book when you were a child?
When I was very young, a relative gave me a pop-up book on rainforests. I loved searching each page for hidden animals. Eventually, the pop-up animals tore off and fell out of the book. If you read a book until it falls apart, then that’s a well-loved book!
What’s your favorite line from a book?
“I put a large cabbage leaf on my head when I have a headache / it makes a very good hat…”-Kay Thompson’s Eloise
Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?
I admire Katherine Roy who wrote and illustrated Neighborhood Sharks. She makes nonfiction come alive and somehow makes sharks likable. I also love Kwame Alexander who wrote The Undefeated. His poetry is gripping and he is a national treasure! And I’m going to add Max Brooks to the list. He wrote The Zombie Survival Guide. Will we ever need it? I hope not. Is it a very funny nonfiction/fiction mashup? Yes indeed.
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