Amanda and I both love books. Actually, everyone in our home loves books. So, you can imagine how excited we were to hear that Elsa Takaoka wanted to send us three of her picture books as a "thank you" for the reviews we had done for her in the past. I just had to share my photos with you of Amanda with her new books!
Amanda's favorite of the three is Goo and Spot in the Great Zoo Escape. I saw her reading it to herself the other day. She liked the adventure and how the story included the days of the week.
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|Goo and Spot in the Do Not Wiggle Riddle|
|Goo and Spot in the Great Zoo Escape|
|Goo and Spot Under the Orange Tree|
My Previous Book Reviews
of Elsa Takaoka's children's books:
About the Author:
Budding author Elsa Takaoka puts her pen to paper and creates a fun and heart-warming story. Spinning words with natural creativity, Elsa discovered her love of language at a very early age. She then pursued a career in Speech Language Pathology and English as a Second Language until the birth of her first daughter. Reading to her own little girls sparked her whimsical journey through children’s literature. Her dream to write and publish a picture book was achieved with Goo and Spot and The Do Not Wiggle Riddle, the first in the Goo and Spot book series.
Currently, Elsa lives in Fukuoka, Japan with her sources of inspiration- her loving husband and their two adorable little girls.
About the Illustrator:
Catherine grew up alongside her twin sister in the small city of Norris Tennessee. Together they climbed trees, and waded through creeks in search of frogs and fairies. Her love of nature and whimsy came with her when she moved to Nashville, Tennessee to attend The Art Insistute. Graduating with honors, and a Bachelor's of Fine arts in Media arts and Animation. She continued into her career, working as a storyboard revisionist for Big Idea Entertainment, and then into freelance. Illustrating a series of children's books written by Elsa Takaoka. Currently she's writing her own books, and working late nights in her home studio. In her free time she enjoys doll making, watching Ghibli films, swimming, and can never pass up a good cup of coffee, or a stroll through the woods.
Visit her website: Painted Deer
Disclosure: I received these three picture books as a gift and was not required to do anything in return. I chose to do this promotional post, because I wanted to.