My debut picture book

has been a work in progress for the last few years. It's finally finished, and now the countdown to publication has begun! Found Dogs will make its way onto bookstore shelves in July, 2017. It's being published by Dial Books for Young Readers and, yes, it will have a little Penguin on its spine!   

Found Dogs has been a journey for me--writing picture book text for the first time, and loosening and softening my illustration style to appeal to a broader and younger audience. But more importantly, this book has enabled me to address a topic that's always been dear to my heart--that of shelter dogs waiting for their forever homes. 

Found Dogs is a counting and reverse-counting book for babies and toddlers. Readers will count up all the sweet pups at the shelter and then count them back down as they are lovingly adopted.  

You can learn more about Found Dogs, and preorder a copy of your own, from the Penguin Random House site

 

These patient pound dogs.
Now they’re family!
Found dogs.