A former junior high school teacher, she lives in Bridgewater, New
(bio and critics' remarks)
WRITINGS BY THE AUTHOR:
•The Wobbly Tooth (illustrated by Marylin Hafner), Putnam, 1978.
("Elizabeth Ann tries very hard to lose a wobbly tooth.")
•The Blanket That Had to Go, Putnam, 1981.
("Attached to the blanket she carries everywhere, Susi must decide
what to do with it on her first day in kindergarten since her mother
insists she shouldn't take it with her.")
•Donald Says Thumbs Down (illustrated by Maxie Chambliss), Putnam,
("Although at first it is very difficult for him to stop sucking his
thumb, Donald gradually substitutes other activities until he never
even thinks about it any more.")
•The Umbrella Day (illustrated by Melissa Bay Mathis), Philomel, 1989.
("Missy unwillingly carries her umbrella, having been assured by her
mother that it is an umbrella day; and sure enough, unbelievable
adventures happen, making her glad and grateful for that accessory.")
•Go Away Monsters, Lickety Split! (illustrated by Chambliss), Putnam,
("Jeff is afraid of the monsters that might be lurking in the dark
when he goes to bed, until his new kitten shows him the way to be
•Chatter-box Jamie (illustrated by Hafner), Putnam, 1993.
("Jamie cannot wait to start school and spends his time talking about
nothing else, but when he walks into the classroom for the first time,
he never utters a word.")