The mixed-media illustrations, with their childlike depictions of animals in an imaginary African savanna scene … are joyous, vivid, and funny, especially in one of the climactic spreads, when the animals, large and small, get together to form “a mountain of…animal stairs” for Gisele. Small children also want to accomplish tasks beyond their abilities with the assistance and encouragement of wise and patient grown-ups, and this story will resonate.

Working together, these animal friends are good models for cooperative play. 

Kirkus Reviews (Picture book. 4-6)


Praise for THIS IS A SERIOUS BOOK (2016):


‘The meta-picture-book trend continues in this silly offering…. Together, text and art are sure to provoke laughs.’

–Kirkus Reviews


“[This] book is just wonderful. So funny, wildly entertaining, fun for adults to read, engaging and laugh out loud for children. Picture book magic.”

–Leah Thaxton, Publisher Faber Children’s Books


“I ADORE this book!”

–Virginia Duncan, Publisher Greenwillow Books (Harpercollins US)


‘I’d love to work on your books, and wish I could publish more of them!’

–Sue Tarsky, former Publisher at Quarto


A lovely shout-out in the November issue of Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine: