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Reviews for my books and illustrations
A warm, humorous story with engaging characters that introduces valuable life lessons to children 5 10 years old. The Ellie Anders book series helps parents and teachers engage children with valuable life lessons including building self-confidence; valuing friendship and family; appreciating a community; not following the crowd, making responsible choices; taking pride in what we do; and doing well in school. Ellie Anders has a good life. She has wonderful parents, a furry dog named Sam, and a pretty-okay little brother. She plays tennis, eats pizza, and swaps toys and games with her best friend Lex. But a new school project is threatening to disrupt it all. Her free-spirited teacher, Miss Parker, has assigned an impossible project. Ellie must choose who is the most important person in her life. A wonderfully entertaining story that will have particular appeal for children ages 5 to 10, "Ellie Anders: The Impossible School Project" is an especially recommended addition to family, elementary school, and community library general fiction collections.
—Midwest Book Review (reviewing Ellie Anders: The Impossible School Project)
Sadie is trying to find the perfect friend. But can any friend be perfect? In Craig Kunce's utterly charming children's book Sadie will meet a lot of interesting friends along the way. Some won't share, some stretch the truth, some want her to disappear. and some bark out loud! Will Sadie find her perfect friend, or will she learn something more about friendship and herself? Affably illustrated and engagingly written, "My Perfect Friend?" is a wonderfully entertaining and original tale that is especially recommended for children ages 3 to 8, and would make an enduringly popular addition to preschool, elementary school, and community library children's books collections.
—Midwest Book Review (reviewing My Perfect Friend?)
Craig Kunce’s delicately etched b&w illustrations help add to the magic of a fantasy starring a heroine empowered to do the right thing.
—Publishers Weekly (reviewing Darien and the Lost Paints of Telinoria)
"Very, Very Afraid" is a pastel painted, funny and only slightly scary story in verse about Sadie, a girl who feared monsters and decided to do something about it. Sadie is tired of being scared at night. She decides to go monster hunting, taking the initiative. Armed with her favorite pirate sword and fuzzy pink bedroom slippers, plus a trusty flashlight, Sadie searched the dark corners of her house to uncover monsters gold, green, pink and red. She demanded to know why they were making her afraid. The final answer she received is a flashlight surprise that will warm the hearts of all children who are enthralled by pink furry monsters.
—Midwest Book Review (reviewing Very, Very, Afraid!)
Children's puzzle and hidden pictures illustrations
Home and building drawings
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