Author Spotlight: Josh Funk

17 Aug

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A new feature on my blog, the author spotlight will highlight an author whose body of work I particularly like! Today’s featured author is Josh Funk, a writer of both Java and manuscripts, if you’ve never gotten a chance to check out his body of work, don’t wait – pick up any of his awesome titles today!

My kids at camp a few summers ago absolutely LOVED Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast and were absolutely thrilled to hear that there would be a sequel and promptly asked if I could come to camp next summer and read the sequel! Josh has a beautiful imagination that combines anthropomorphic food, fractured fairy tales, dragons, pirate-dinosaurs and coding at the beach.

Josh is a rhyming wizard and as I stated in my review in Lost In the Library actually rhymed  labyrinth with plinth – in a children’s book, no less. It’s absolute genius and makes his books a joy to read. He has been paired with some amazing illustrators as well to create books that are brightly colored, engaging characters, and intricate backgrounds that are engaging for kids and adults alike.

Josh is also just a really great guy – a huge supporter of librarians and teachers and has some fun resources on his website including coloring pages, activity kits, music and book trailers as well! Plus, he’s got a great resource guide for picture book writers as well so definitely take time to check that out as well.

So take a few minutes to find some of Josh’s titles at a local indie bookstore or library, you won’t be disappointed, I promise!

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