Coming Spring 2018
Kalinka and Grakkle
Can a perky little bird with an eye for neatness and a very messy monster find a way to be friends?
Kalinka’s a showy little bird with an eye for neatness, but her grumpy neighbor Grakkle doesn’t care one bit about cleaning. He just wants to relax in his favorite chair and soak his feet in a cool bucket of pickle juice. “Grakk!” he complains as Kalinka “tidies up” his messes. “You’re welcome,” she responds. They simply aren’t on the same wavelength. Can an unfortunate accident plus a little humor and empathy help an odd couple like this see eye to eye?
Publication Date: 4/1/2018
Page Count: 32
Size: 9″ x 12″
Age Range: 4 – 8
Themes: Getting Along with Others, Self-Control, Unlikely Friendship
BISAC 1: JUV019000 JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
BISAC 2: JUV052000 JUVENILE FICTION / Monsters
BISAC 3: JUV039060 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
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Meet the Author/Illustrator
Julie Paschkis attended Cornell University and the School for American Craftsmen at RIT, where she earned a BFA. She taught art to grade school children for several years while working on her own art and illustration. Julie now works full-time painting, creating commercial illustrations, and illustrating children’s books. Some of her books include Albert the Fix-It Man; Where Is Catkin?; Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal: A Worldwide Cinderella; and Yellow Elephant: A Bright Bestiary. She lives in Washington. You can visit her website here.