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Rhonda Gowler Greene is the author of over twenty children's books. A former elementary learning disabilities teacher, Rhonda holds a Master's in Educational Media. Her first book sale was Barnyard Song to Simon & Schuster/Atheneum. Among her other honors, her titles have been named a School Library Journal Best Book, an International Literacy Association Children's Choice, and a Bank Street College Best Book.
www.rhondagowlergreene.comDaniel Kirk has written and illustrated a number of popular and bestselling books for children, including Library Mouse, which Booklist heralded in a starred review as "fun, fun, fun." He lives in Glen Ridge, New Jersey.
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"The addition of the sound effects is a nice touch that will be appreciated by storytime audiences. . . . Counting practice for construction-truck fans." - Kirkus Reviews"Showing the gentler side of construction sites and big rigs, Greene and Kirk's excursion should satisfy young truck-lovers." - Publishers Weekly"A clever reimagining of "Over in the Meadow" featuring different families of construction trucks . . . Greene is in tune with preschoolers and has created a sensitive rhyming and counting book. . . . This appealing picture book will work well in classrooms and storytimes and as a bedtime read. A must-have for most collections." - School Library Journal"In this well-conceived, bouncy and colorful primer, Greene builds up various geometric shapes from a line. . . . A clever and fun introduction to the assorted shapes." - starred review, Publishers Weekly on WHEN A LINE BENDS . . . A SHAPE BEGINS"In prose reminiscent of the 'Old MacDonald' song, Greene develops an amusing story. . . . A storytime winner." - starred review, School Library Journal on BARNYARD SONG"A loving, deeply satisfying story that lights up the path toward sweet dreams." - starred review, Booklist on AT GRANDMA'S"The poetry flows naturally. . . . Both the text and illustrations give a sense of cheerfulness and warmth." - School Library Journal on DADDY IS A COZY HUG"A sure-fire hit. . . . Fun, fun, fun." - starred review, Booklist on LIBRARY MOUSE"Kirk soups up his streamlined oil paintings with comic nuance. The dog characterizations are a stitch, and youngsters will enjoy the subtle jokes. A load of fun." - Publishers Weekly on MY TRUCK IS STUCK"Pre-schoolers will love this bright picture book about a day in the life of a busy freight train. Kirk's color saturated pictures are a feast for the eye, with many wonderful details for little ones to explore. A surefire hit with budding engineers." - Booklist on CHUGGA-CHUGGA CHOO-CHOO"Kirk in top form. The smooth, bright surfaces and chunky objects will remind readers of their own toys, while the dramatic, dynamic perspectives exude just the right amount of brought-to-life magic." - Publishers Weekly on TUGGA-TUGGA TUG BOAT

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