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Kindergarten #tbt Show and Tell –part 13

August 24, 2017

It’s kindergarten #tbt Show and Tell again,

so get ready, friends because this week’s #kidlit author is

a duck?

Wait–no, no, no– We’ll get to the ducks later.

First let’s meet Josh Funk,

who writes FUN rhymed picture books like DEAR DRAGON,

Viking Books for Young Readers, with illustrations by Rodolfo Montalvo:

“Montalvo’s visual irony skillfully paces alongside Funk’s gamboling rhymes, rendering readers’ investigation of each spread just as rewarding as the page turns. A playful celebration of difference (and poetry).”

Kirkus Reviews, starred review

LADY PANCAKE & SIR FRENCH TOAST  now has  its recently released sequel:


(Sterling/ Illustrations by Brendan Kearney)



AND…(drumroll, please)





(Two Lions, illus. by Edwardian Taylor)

will be released.

Psst– you can pre-order HERE now…

As many of us remember, there are lots of firsts in Kindergarten.  Josh’s memory is about his very first field trip:

“When I was in kindergarten, on my very first field trip ever, my class visited the Public Gardens in downtown Boston. You know the place – it’s where Mrs. Mallard ends up bringing Jack, Kack, Lack, Mack, Nack, Ouack, Pack, and Quack in Robert McCloskey’s 1941 classic MAKE WAY FOR DUCKLINGS.”

I told you we’d get to the ducks…

“Well, as we prepared to board the swan boats, I strayed a little too far from the group. I don’t know what came over me (maybe it was my inner Ouack), and I honestly don’t remember how it happened, but I managed to fall into the lagoon. I have a vivid memory of looking up at the grey sky through the frigid water for a crumb of an instant. Maybe it was a brave teacher. Perhaps it was a parent chaperone. It could have been a police officer named Michael. All I know is someone pulled me out by my arms and extended my five-year-old life. And then I had to sit in the grass in my underwear with a towel while my clothes dried out. And that’s why I am afraid of ducks.”

I’m so thankful they pulled you out of the lagoon, Josh!

Find out more about Josh–plus check out his coloring pages, songs, and activity kits–  at www.joshfunkbooks.com and follow Josh Funk on Twitter @joshfunkbooks.

I’m also VERY thankful for all of you who have helped me

celebrate the launch of

K IS FOR KINDERGARTEN, illustrated by Joseph Cowman.

Click here to scroll through the whole Show & Tell blog series and meet many more creative kindergartners who grew up to do COOL things.

And check back next week to meet #kidlit author Gayle Pitman!

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