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Meet the Author: Kelly DiPucchio

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Kelly & me!
Author website/social media: http://www.kellydipucchio.com Twitter: @kellydipucchio

Tell me a little about yourself: I am the author of over 20 picture books for kids. I love to read, travel, spend time with family, go to the movies, and talk to my dogs.

When you were my age, did you like to read? From as far back as I can remember, I loved reading and books. My first memory of a book was one my mom used to read to me called The Surprise Doll. When I was your age I liked reading Little House on the Prairie books by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

What was your favorite story? My favorite book when I was a kid is still one of my favorites today – Horton Hears A Who by Dr. Seuss

How do you get your ideas? I get my ideas from all sorts of people and places. I got the idea to write Gaston because I saw a super cute French Bulldog puppy on Youtube!

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Is it hard to write a book? It’s not hard to write a book when I’m really excited about my idea but there are some days when I get stuck. When that happens, I usually take a break and read.

Do you have a favorite among the books you have written/illustrated? I get asked this question a lot and I honestly don’t have a favorite. They’re all special to me for different reasons.

What author do you really like right now? Just one?! That’s tough! I’m really enjoying Ryan Higgin’s Mother Bruce picture books right now. I’m also totally in love with Abby Hanlon’s Dory Fantasmagory books. See? That’s two. Sorry!

What advice do you have for a kid who wants to be an author? Read! And then read some more. In order to be a good writer, you have to be a good reader. Also, start drinking coffee.

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Posted in Book Review

Liberty’s Journey

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Illustrated by Richard Egielski.

I choose this book by Kelly DiPucchio because I really like the Statue of Liberty. I was even her for Halloween.

This book is about Lady of Liberty going on a journey. She travels across the US. You see her in cities and farm fields.She stops at the Golden Gate Bridge.  There a boy gives her a bunch of post cards.

I recommend this book to everyone, especially if you like the Statue of Liberty like I do.

Tomorrow, Kelly answers my questions! She is local to me so I have met her few times. She is really nice

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Posted in Book Review

Dragon Was Terrible

By Kelly DiPucchio

Illustrated by Greg Pizzoli

Annoying little brother is having a hard time being a kindergartener. Mom got this book to help him learn to be nicer at school.

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Dragon at Ren Fest

In this story, Dragon is a very, very terrible dragon. He is very mean to people. They don’t like. The king posts a sign that whoever shall tame the horrible dragon shall be rewarded with a gift. He even says it will be a nice one and they will like it.  Lots of people try but they don’t succeed. Eventually a boy tries a different approach and it works.

Both Annoying Little Brother and I have ADHD. Mom says this book is like trying to manage our ADHD. It takes lots of tries before we find the right way to harness our magic power (Bridget note: I am now Savvy by Ingrid Law so learning about magic powers).

This book would be good for kids being mean, kids with magical powers (like ADHD) and people who need to learn to keep trying. The first thing doesn’t always work.Sometimes you have to do something nice and different.