Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw is an amazing writer and illustrator and an absolutely lovely person. She sent our family a copy of her latest book to check out, and we loved it. You can win the same book HERE! Sam thought it was especially neat because one of the boys in the story is from India and says, "Namaste." (You may remember me writing about our neighbor who Sam calls "Namaste." We're now helping his daughter-in-law learn English!) Sam loved talking about what was the same and what was different, and tying that in to our neighbors. The message of the book is so sweet and peaceful, but not heavy-handed. What it succeeds best at is being entertaining, bright and enjoyable to read. I'm so glad to have it as part of our collection and love that Sam has been requesting it over and over.
I asked Jenny a few questions about being a mom and a writer and illustrator, having a personal interest in the combination myself:)
What is a "normal" day like for you and how do you balance your two important roles of writer and mother?