FOR LITTLE TRAVELERSJe m’appelle, meenya zavoot, me llamo, MY NAME IS MONKEY! Monkey’s taking a trip around the world, and everywhere she goes she introduces herself in the native language of the country she’s visiting. Kids can join her and learn to say “my name is” in seven different languages: French, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, Russian, and Hindi.
About the Author
Abigail Samoun has edited books that received the CCBC Charlotte Zolotow award, SCBWI Golden Kite award, Pura Belpre Honor, Smithsonian Notable, and NYPL Ezra Jack Keats award. She also edited the middle-grade series Edgar & Ellen, which sold over a half-million copies worldwide in 12 languages and inspired a cartoon series on Nickelodeon. In 2011, she cofounded Red Fox Literary, a children's book agency representing authors and illustrators, with agent extraordinaire Karen Grencik. Her novelty book What's in Your Purse?, illustrated by Nathalie Dion, was published in spring 2014 by Chronicle. Abigail lives in Sonoma, CA, with her husband and son. Sarah Watts went to Ringling College of Art and Design where she studied with many great instructors. She then worked at Carter's for two years, designing images and patterns for baby clothes, and then at International Greetings creating patterns for stationery, gift bags, and other giftables. Sarah then started a career as an independent illustrator, and her clients include Simon & Schuster, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Amazon Children's Publishing, Random House UK, and Penguin Books UK. She lives in Atlanta, GA.