Posted by: Through the Eyes of Women | October 10, 2016

October 10, 2016: BOO! Peep Is Ready For Halloween But Egg Says “I’m Not Trick-Or-Treating”. Join Host Brenda Starr And Guest, Author Laura Gehl, As They Discuss Children’s Fears And Picture Books.




unknown-4PEEP & EGG- I’m NOT Trick-Or-Treating

by Laura Gehl   Pictures by Joyce Wanimages





Author LAURA GEHL on I’M NOT……..


With four kids of my own, I spent many years hearing I’M NOT every day. And by every day, I really mean every minute. But on the rare occasion that I got a full night’s sleep, or a full bar of chocolate, I could recognize that my kids and their peers weren’t actually trying to drive adults crazy (most of the time). A lot of the hesitation and I’M NOT came from nervousness, rather than stubbornness. I hope Peep and Egg will help parents start conversations with their kids about fears—however ridiculous those fears may seem. And I hope Peep and Egg will remind toddlers and preschoolers that they can overcome their fears.

Laura Gehl is also the author of ONE BIG PAIR OF UNDERWEAR, a Charlotte Zolotow Highly Commended Title, International Literacy Association Honor Book, and Booklist Books for Youth Editors’ Choice for 2014; HARE AND TORTOISE RACE ACROSS ISRAEL and AND THEN ANOTHER SHEEP TURNED UP (both PJ library selections for 2015 and 2016); and the PEEP AND EGG series. A former science and reading teacher, she also writes about science for children and adults.








Laura lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland with her husband and four children.

Laura and her 5 biggest fans

Laura and her 5 biggest fans







Visit her online at:  Where you can download FREE Curriculum Guides & FREE Activity Sheets for Teachers


Artist/Illustrator Joyce Wan

Artist/Illustrator Joyce Wan

Joyce Wan is an award-winning author and illustrator of many best-selling books for children, including YOU ARE MY CUPCAKE, WE BELONG TOGETHER, and THE WHALE IN MY SWIMMING POOL, which was a Junior Library Guild Spring 2015 selection. When she’s not working on books, she teaches courses at The School of Visual Arts in New York City. Joyce is originally from Boston, Massachusetts and currently lives in Ridgewood, New Jersey. Through all her work, she hopes to inspire people to embrace the spirit of childhood and follow their dreams.

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