SSP 24: Kathi Appelt – When Otis Courted Mama and more!
Kathi Appelt, author of over 40 books for kids, is our guest today. She tells host, Karen Santhanam, how she developed the idea for her latest book, When Otis Courted Mama. She is pictured above with her trusty assistant Mingus.
Illustrated by Jill McElmurry.
She has been a National Book Award Finalist for her novel The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp and a Newberry Honoree for The Underneath.
She also talks about how she came to write Mogie: The Heart of the House, about Mogie, the unique labradoodle who lives at the Ronanld McDonald in Houston, TX and serves as the Key Comfort Ambassador there.
Illustrated by Marc Rosenthal.
She also mentions her new book coming out in March called Counting Crows with debut illustrator Rob Dunlavey.
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