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For Earth Day Four Otters Toboggan by Vivian Kirkfield I Visit

For Earth Day Four Otters Toboggan by Vivian Kirkfield I Visit


Four Otters Toboggan: An Animal Counting Book: Vivian Kirkfield, Mirka Hokkanen: 9780764984358: Amazon.com: Books

Otters on Earth Day - A Guest Post by Vivian Kirkfield

As a teenager, I was a huge Beatles fan. One of my favorite songs was When I'm 64. And for me, when I was 64, the course of my life changed.

Four Otters Toboggan: An Animal Counting Book: Vivian Kirkfield, Mirka Hokkanen: 9780764984358: Amazon.com: Books

Lovely pic and quote from Mirka

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VIVIAN KIRKFIELD – Writer for Children. Picture Books Help Kids Soar

We want to encourage young kids to discover the storyteller that lives in them.

Sweet Dreams, Sarah. Sweet Dreams, Sarah. Vivian Kirkfield

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Four Otters Toboggan: An Animal Counting Book: Vivian Kirkfield, Mirka Hokkanen: 9780764984358: Amazon.com: Books


FOUR OTTERS TOBOGGAN: AN ANIMAL COUNTING BOOK: Six Extension Activities for Families and Classrooms



I love that Miss Rumphius leaves a legacy to younger generations—sowing the countryside with the seeds of colorful lupine flowers. It is endearing also, ...

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I believe this book has endured, in part, because it shows us a fulfilling life from childhood into old age—something we all aspire to.

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int artwork by Gianna Marino from Don't Let Them Disappear by Chelsea Clinton



In honor of Earth Day, I'm sharing Miss Rumphius, a picture book beloved by many—both adults and children. Often called “the lupine lady,” it was written ...

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This was a moving heartfelt presentation yesterday by the sweetest and most generous person I know, my dear friend and critique buddy Vivian Kirkfield.

book cover art from Don't Let Them Disappear

Scarlet's Magic Paintbrush

Build Your Child's Self-Esteem Through Reading, Crafting and Cooking (Positive Parental Participation) by Vivian Kirkfield

Lola Can't Leap


interior woodcut by Mirka Hokkanen from Four Otters Toboggan


Stretch to the Sun by Carrie Pearson.

Chesire Cat by Catru


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Glimmer Song of the Sun cover

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Sharing this lovely picture book with children we are given the opportunity to discuss how we as humans can harm Mother Earth or help it.


Final color proofs from the publisher to check for color accuracy.

Don't forget to check out @viviankirkfield 's trip down under by visiting

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All cleaned up -- With the extra marks


Roomies with Maria Marshall and Vivian Kirkfield. What a blast and so wonderful to finally meet up with my dear sweet friend and critique buddy.


Jamie LB Deenihan was a first grade teacher and certified reading specialist in Western Massachusetts for over a decade. After her husband was diagnosed ...

Happy Book Birthday to GREETINGS! by Raven Howell!

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(Although all too often disease is equated with aging,) It's good to see that while Miss R.'s back problems keep her in bed for a ...

In honor of Earth Day, we're sharing a guest post by Ava Dreams of Water author, Nancy Moss.

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After arriving earlier in the day to a rather wet Auckland , renowned Author/Illustrator Rosemary Wells in an informal get together spoke to our NZ SCBWI ...

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I use sharp engraving tools and a thin plastic called HIPS (high impact polystyrene) to carve the images into. Once the image is carved, I roll it up with ...

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PAULA KNOWS WHAT TO DO: When Paula's father, grieving the loss of her mother, can't get out of bed one morning, Paula knows how to help him.

Just look at his face on the cover. With one illustration, you know laughs will be plentiful.

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More picture books to share with children on Earth Day (or any day).

Before submission, I also sketched in some detail the following page of otters to be included in our packet.

And now, my friends, we have even more Will Write for Cookies awesomeness…Callie is providing a VERY special cookie recipe!

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Keep a look out for my next post of Vivian being interviewed live and reading of Sweet Dreams Sarah.

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little tiger cover

I hand burnished the image onto a smooth piece of paper (see below) and then went back to carving the plate again for the second image.

To this day, I think one of the funniest books for children and old children (…like children in their 50's) is Hippos Go Beserk by Sandra Boynton.

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Clean water is one of the most fundamental needs that humans have. Earth Day gives kids the opportunity to think about what they have, what others might be ...

HERE AND THERE: When Ivan's with his mother, he's like a noisy bird, but when he's with his father, he's as quiet as a mouse, until his father gets out his ...