Monday, March 4, 2013

Hot of the Press

A Day at the Lake is featured on The Children's Book Council's homepage! Http://

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Facebook page for A Day at the Lake

To get all the latest news about A Day at the Lake follow like the Facebook page dedicated to the book.

A Day at the Lake

I am very excited to announce that A Day at the Lake will be available March 2013!

A Day at the Lake by Stephanie Wallingford & Dawn Rynders.  

Illustrated by Erica Pelton Villnave

Flippity flop and splash your way through this colorful trip to the lake. Jump in with your senses and play with rhymes as you experience the waves, the boats, and the many animals. This cheery book follows three children as they enjoy the simple pleasures and rare glimpses that nature offers us around the lake.

A Day at the Lake is told using all five senses, and teaches children vowels and soun
d effects. Large and brightly colored illustrations bring this story to life. Simple, short text leaves much to the reader's imagination as they experience their own day at the lake.

ISBN# 978-1-938063-03-9

Thursday, November 17, 2011

New Prints Available

I have added two new images that are now available as either limited edition giclee prints or chromira prints. You can find these prints in Troy at Anchor No. 5 Boutique or you can order them directly from me by sending me an email. Please visit my website ( to see all the images that are available as prints.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Red Fox Book Signing Date Change

With this hot weather and everyone's busy summer schedules, Red Fox Books and I have decided that it would make more sense to have my signing on September 17. I will post future details when I they are available.

Friday, June 10, 2011

One of Sophie's Fans

An adorable picture of my friend Christie's daughter, Mallory, reading "Sophie's Lovely Locks." Christie says, "Mallory likes to try to talk along with parts of the book. She has learned some of the words (from hearing us read it all the time!) She loves to point out the details in the pictures like the mouse, fish, frog and tells the cat on the stool in the window 'Careful cat.. fall down!' which is her way of saying don't fall down, cat! She loves to say 'goopy goop' and says 'Oh no!' after she gets the tape and glue stuck in her hair."

Friday, June 3, 2011

A great review from the Library Media Connection!

"Grades 1-5—Cute little Sophie has long, lovely locks that are curly, twirly, and girly! She can wear her hair in braids or pigtails, or flying free in the rain. As the reader can predict, Sophie does not like a “snarly, tangly mess.” Readers can hear the ouch and the eek as Sophie tries to untangle the mess. In order to get her hair under control, she tries a number of options which all just make her hair a bigger mess and make the reader giggle. Finally, determining her hair is too much work, she heads out for a haircut, but this haircut is special because she will donate her hair to some other little girl who needs it. This is a precious story with princess-like illustrations that are ideal for Sophie’s story of love. The author’s notes include contact information on Locks of Love as well as two other organizations. Highly Recommended."

—      Library Media Connection, August/September Issue