When summer heats up, animals find ways to stay cool. In A Cool Summer Tail animals wonder how humans stay cool too. Do they digunder the dirt, growspecial summer hair, or only come out at night? This sequel to the popular A Warm Winter Tail features many of same animals but this time, withtheir summer adaptations, offering an important compare and contrast opportunity.
About the Author
Carrie A. (Ann) Pearson is originally from Hillsdale, Michigan, and now lives in Marquette, Michigan on the sandy shore of Lake Superior. A former early elementary teacher, she is an active member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and is the winner of the coveted SCBWI-Michigan Picture Book Mentorship Award. Her nonfiction work has appeared in Michigan History Magazine. Currently she is working on several picture book manuscripts as well as an historical novel for middle grade readers set in an abandoned orphanage. Along with her husband and their three daughters (and their two Labradoodles), she hikes, bikes, runs, and skis in the woods, windsurfs, kayaks, stand-up paddles, and swims in the chilly water and writes about what she experiences around her. The idea for A Warm Winter Tail, her debut picture book, came from an encounter with a whitetail deer on a wintry day. Stop by Carrie's website www.carriepearsonbooks.com to learn about her school and library visits.
Christina Wald has done illustration for a wide variety of toys, games, books, and magazines everything from board books and pop-up books to Star Wars role-playing games and G.I. Joe package art. She studied Industrial Design at the University of Cincinnati. When she is not in the studio, Christina is out urban sketching, biking, and/or traveling. She lives in Cincinnati with her toy engineer husband, Troy, and two cats.