I’m So Glad
You Dropped In
for a Visit!
Available online and at bookstores nationwide October 8, 2019,
from Morgan James Publishing.
One very unusual day, it rains, but not the kind that’s expected…
“The heavens opened and down they sent one quite noisy elephant!”
And so, begins a very hilarious downpour of confused, amused, bemused, grumpy, frumpy, mumpy, lumpy, highly annoyed, and patiently suffering zoo full of animals onto an unseen town down below!
“We have to duck and run for cover while chickens cluck and near us hover!
They’re raining fast all over town! I wonder what else is coming down???”
Parents and educators alike enjoy reading this hilarious, highly-engaging and appealing book with its lyrical text and giggly-wiggly pictures to children, who quickly and easily acquire important language and reading skills along their merry way.
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MidWest Book Review
It’s Raining Cats! It’s Raining Dogs! It’s Raining Bats! And Pollywogs!receives fun illustrations by author Sherry West, who works with illustrator Larkin Stephens-Avery to bring to life the story of a rainstorm that produces more than the usual cats and dogs.
Indeed, every possible creature that can rain down from a zoo of animals falls to earth during this incredible storm. The whimsical, fun, rollicking rhyme is simple enough to lend to read-aloud to the very young.
High and low, fast and slow, these animals fall to earth in a easy reader that can be used to explore different creatures, textures, and shapes. Each falls to earth with a plop, slither, or confused countenance, which especially lends to parental read-aloud complete with sound effects and high drama.
Within the whimsical, fun approach lies a story that will entertain and educate kids with a quirky approach perfect for capturing attention and interest.
Parents who choose It’s Raining Cats! It’s Raining Dogs! It’s Raining Bats! And Pollywogs!will find it a delightful, fun story that is a fanciful, original creation that stands out from the crowd.
– D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
Booklife by Publishers Weekly
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4 Hochanda TV
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6 It’s Raining Cats Dogs Bats and Pollywogs! Coloring & Crafting Event
8 Book Birthday Party, Peru Public Library
The Peru Tribune’s coverage of My Book Birthday Party
10 October, Stamp Addicts, Hochanda TV
24 Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine, Issue 202, Interview
26 Book Birthday Party 2, Roann Public Library
16 Book Fair
17 Stamp Addicts, Hochanda TV
Unstoppable Retreats, Athens
Indiana Children’s Book Author & Illustrator
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
The SCBWI BookStop
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the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
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Contact me for highly interesting, fun, activity- and information-packed speaking engagements and activities for kids and adults!
I am a very extroverted social bug who enjoys, and is very experienced at, working with people of all ages, faiths, cultures and more. It gives me great enjoyment to put together and carry out highly engaging, interesting, fun and easy-to-learn programs for little kids and big kids, too!
As an experienced educator, author, poet, writer, artist, cartoonist, illustrator, designer and crafter, I have a broad knowledge and experience base that I would love to share with you!
Every event and engagement I do, I do with cost-consciousness in mind. If anyone knows how to put on an inexpensive creative presentation or activity, I do! And that’s a very good thing for non-profits, charities, schools, libraries and small groups!
I am the owner-designer of Sherry West Art, a digital and rubber stamp artist, a coloring book artist and the author-illustrator of a very silly new children’s book titled “It’s Raining Cats! It’s Raining Dogs! It’s Raining Bats! And Pollywogs!” (Morgan James Publishing) which is available now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and more.
I have my bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing (poetry) and award-winning poet and writer. I’m a member of the Society of the Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, an official Indiana State Children’s Author and Illustrator as shown on the Young Readers Center list of the Indiana State Library, a former ESL teacher, and a published educational curriculum writer. Photography is my passion, and I’m a semi-pro photographer whose work has been accepted by Getty Images. I’m absolutely thrilled to be able to say that my art is being sold as rubber stamps by Stamp Addicts in the U.K. and has appeared on the U.K’s Hochanda tv four times since July. We’ve got more great episodes coming up!
Bachelor of Arts, Creative Writing (Poetry)
Pacific Lutheran University
Jimmy Knudsen Scholarship Prize for Poetry and Prose Winner
Pacific Lutheran University
Phi Theta Kappa
Lifetime member of the international honor society of community colleges.
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