This charming story will appeal to teachers and parents with primary age children. Chloe has a new classmate whose name is Adrian Simcox. Clearly a new student, Adrian sits alone at lunch and appears sad and lonely. On the playground, he tells anyone who will listen that he has the most beautiful white horse in […]
I promise I won’t post each review that comes in, but this one really touched me because it gets at some of the concerns I heard early on about the book, namely that my 1st person, flawed narrator, shouldn’t be telling this story, or possibly shouldn’t be in the book at all. I was of […]
So fun being interviewed by Lindsay Ward at her Critter Lit blog! Lindsay is a wonderful author/illustrator of many picture books, including one of my favorites, “Please Bring Balloons.” Read on to hear more about the process of creating “Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse” and learn about my favorite 80s movie!
So thrilled to have my book featured in the Wall Street Journal! Love this line: “[Chloe’s mother] shows how a decent person behaves with someone who has less than almost everything–except imagination.” The full article follows. “The Rough Patch” sounds like a great picture book, too, doesn’t it? Children’s Books: The Rotten Glamour of an […]
Thank you to BookPage for this wonderful review, including this comment: “Chloe’s mother proves a clever teacher, gently encouraging Chloe to look deeper.” I was so glad to see that because most reviewers haven’t commented on Chloe’s mom. I remember when I first saw Corinna Luyken’s illustration of her, leaning over an upside down bicycle, […]