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Dinos Driving Interviews

Posted on September 13th, 2022 by pajamapress

Lynn Leitch and Scot Ritchie Present Dinos Driving.

Bear Has a Belly Interviews

Posted on September 13th, 2022 by pajamapress

Jane Whittingham presents Bear Has a Belly.

Berani Interviews

Posted on August 16th, 2022 by pajamapress

CBC Books Interview with Michelle Kadarusman

Quill & Quire Michelle Kadarusman Author Profile

Open Book Interview with Michelle Kadarusman

Michelle Kadarusman Presents Berani:

Books + Publishing “Michelle Kadarusman on ‘Berani'”

[Angela Crocombe:] You write Berani in three voices, one of which was the voice of the orangutan, Ginger Juice. How did you research and find the voice of an orangutan to make it sound authentic?

[Michelle Kadarusman:] I’m fortunate to have a good friend, a primatologist, who studied orangutans in Borneo. The work of Leif Cocks, the founder of The Orangutan Project, was also extremely helpful. All of my research pointed to the fact that orangutans and humans are so similar that an orangutan kept in longterm captivity would display the same kind of mental, physical and emotion deterioration that you would find in humans. This is a disturbing fact considering our habit of keeping apes in captivity and one that I wanted to try and communicate by having Ginger Juice’s voice heard from her cage. It was a bit of a creative leap for me and I changed her chapters more than any others when writing the manuscript. I also worked hard with my editor to help develop the tone. Ultimately, I hope her passages would allow readers to build empathy for her plight.

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The U-nique Lou Fox Interview

Posted on August 9th, 2022 by pajamapress

This is the Boat That Ben Built Interviews

Posted on July 6th, 2022 by pajamapress

This is the Boat That Ben Built picture-book front cover

“Finding Our Place in the Universe” Bookflap dialogue between author Jen Lynn Bailey and illustrator Maggie Zeng

Outside, You Notice Interviews

Posted on April 21st, 2021 by pajamapress

A fair-skinned girl with rosy cheeks and long, dark braids sits in a tree among golden-brown squirrels underneath the shade of a thick canopy of green leaves.

Open Book interview with author Erin Alladin, “Children are Born as Little Scientists” Erin Alladin’s Outside, You Notice Captures the Wonder of Exploring the Natural World

Bay Today interview with author Erin Alladin. “Local author releases first children’s picture book, Outside, You Notice, for Earth Day”

Bibliovideo “Why did Erin Alladin Write Outside, You Notice?”

No More Plastic Interviews

Posted on March 17th, 2021 by pajamapress

Cover: No More Plastic Author: Alma Fullerton Publisher: Pajama PressQuill & Quire interview with author-illustrator Alma Fullerton, “In her latest picture book, Alma Fullerton repurposes environmentally damaging waste as artwork”

Open Book interview with Alma Fullerton, “Alma Fullerton Uses Literal Plastic to Advocate for a Plastic-Free Future in Her Inspiring New Picture Book”

Cuckoo's Flight Interviews

Posted on March 5th, 2021 by pajamapress

Cover: Cuckoo's Flight Author: Wendy Orr Publisher: Pajama Press

Open Book interview with author Wendy Orr, “Wendy Orr Explores Love, Disability, and Coming of Age in Ancient Greece in Her Captivating New Novel”

Swallow's Dance Interviews

Posted on February 4th, 2021 by pajamapress

Cover: Swallow's Dance Author: Wendy Orr Publisher: Pajama PressAncient History Encyclopedia: “Interview: Swallow’s Dance by Wendy Orr”

Raven, Rabbit, Deer Interviews

Posted on December 14th, 2020 by pajamapress

Cover: Raven, Rabbit, Deer Author: Sue Farrell Holler Ilustrator: Jennifer FariaCanLit for LittleCanadians interview with author Sue Farrell Holler and illustrator Jennifer Faria