Look for a May release of my new picture book, coauthored with my husband Jeff: ONE IS A SNAIL, TEN IS A CRAB. It has hilarious illustrations by Randy Cecil (Candlewick Press.) This book is not your average counting book. it goes all the way to 100, which makes it perfect for 100th day celebrations. It can also be used in studies of odds, evens, and base ten counting, base six counting, and so on. For snail math sheets, see the book page.
This year I’ll be visiting lots of schools and libraries in Indiana and South Carolina. I’ll also be signing at ALA in Toronto. Also, Jeff & I will be speaking about hummingbirds and native plants at the Chicago Flower and Garden Show.
What has happened since our last update?
Last Fall, Jeff & I led a tour to Panama, where we saw the world’s largest damselfly and 100,000 hawks in flight. Right after Panama I had a great week-long visit to schools in and around my hometown of Greenville, South Carolina. Pelham Road Elementary School gave my Mom a wonderful welcome as an honored guest as she accompanied me on an author visit!