Capturing Children’s Imagination

   I am an author and illustrator of children’s books that I consciously design to be more than books. I want kids to fall in love with my stories about eight goofy mixed breed mutts and come away thinking, “I can do that!” In other words, I want to both...

Perfectly Imperfect

  Connecting across the miles Beaming in from North Carolina Saying hello from Texas Hello from Indiana Hello from Nebraska Watching the story unfold in Nebraska Listening to the story in Texas Listening in Indiana Let’s Draw! Drawing with iPads CritterKin...

CritterKin Kids Blog 4 Dogs

Six weeks ago five teachers in four states embarked on an extraordinary adventure with Ms. Jenaia and the CritterKin Mutts – The CritterKin Blog Swap! The idea was simple.  Each class chose a chapter to read from the book, “Meet the Mutts” then...

Celebrating Teachers During #TAW!

We wanted to do something special to show our appreciation for all the amazing teachers in our lives who show up every day with a goal of making education engaging, relevant and fun. Thank you for not only caring but continuing to learn and grow with our kids as well....

The Best Job in the World

I never meant to be a teacher. As the daughter of a teacher, I watched my mother struggle with growing class sizes, sudden changes in policy (she went from teaching physical education to math and science) and low pay. This meant there was never quite enough money to...