Author Spotlight: Ame Dyckman

31 Aug

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Today’s featured author is Ame Dyckman, an author of some of the cutest and funniest books on the market today and one of nicest authors I’ve met online and in person!

I first fell in love with Ame’s work with her book – Boy + Bot and reviewed it here on my blog and she immediately reached out to me on Twitter and offered to mail some bookmarks and bracelets for the kids at the library! Like I said, sooooo nice! Ame has a way of creating a story that makes you look at something in a different way. In Boy + Bot she takes you inside the mind of a robot who wants to help his new friend when he mistakes the boy sleeping for not feeling well.

She uses a compelling argument about why you really don’t want a unicorn, how sharks are just misunderstood creatures and the importance of family in Wolfie the Bunny. She’s also teamed up with a number of illustrators who always make her work shine like Dan Yaccarino, Zacariah OHora and Scott Magoon to name a few!

Plus, as I was writing this I realized that she’s come out with two board books and at least another being published next year that I’ll have to get my hands on. And if you live near the Princeton, NJ area (or are willing to travel), Ame will be attending the Princeton Children’s Book Festival on Saturday, September 22nd. I’m definitely going because I’ve got some nieces and nephews who’s bookshelves need some Ame on them!

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


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