Watch for my newest book, coming September 1, 2013!
Esther's Hanukkah Disaster
Illustrated by Andy Rowland
It's hard to pick the perfect Hanukkah gift, and Esther the Gorilla's choices turn out hilariously wrong. A jogging suit for a turtle?! An elephant joke book for an elephant?! But everything gets sorted out when Esther invites her friends to a joyful Hanukkah party.
new book, Don’t Call Me Sidney, is available
Don’t Call Me Sidney
by Jane Sutton
Illustrated by Renata Gallio
This is my latest book. It’s about a pig named Sidney who likes to write poems. When he changes his name because Sidney doesn’t rhyme with anything except “kidney,” a lot of funny things happen. The illustrator of the book, Renata Gallio, lives in Italy. I love the pictures she did for my story.
You can buy the book from amazon.com, the publisher, or an independent bookstore. Click here to find a local bookstore.
“This fun story about the importance of a name stars Sidney, a slightly goofy pig who has a way with words...Sidney’s creative solution, which he comes up with himself, demonstrates effective problem solving without making the story overly didactic. After reading or hearing this, young readers may enjoy trying to come up with rhymes for their own and their friends’ names.”
From School Library Journal:
“This amusing story about a poetic pig’s search for his true identity is accompanied by humorous acrylic and pencil collage illustrations...Children who wonder what life would be like if they were given a different name will identify with Sidney.”
From Kirkus Reviews:
“...Sutton’s story will appeal to young poets and listeners who are searching for their own individuality.”
2010 Jane Sutton