Jimmy Jonny Brownie Stays Up All Night
Jonathan is Bing Puddlepot, the author of Jimmy Jonny Brownie Stays Up All Night, a book about a boy, bedtimes and natural consequences. In the picture book, illustrated by Sherwin Schwartzrock, Jimmy Jonny finally gets what he’s wished for “his whole life” — a chance to skip bedtime altogether. With imaginative adventures throughout the night and amusing repercussions the next day, this picture book helps children figure out bedtimes on their own. You can find more about this book at Puddlepot.com.
This book was honored as the Foreword Magazine Book-Of-The-Year Finalist, and received a silver Benjamin Franklin Award by the Independent Book Publishers Association.
Works in progress.
One of the benefits of being in two writing groups is that you do a lot of writing. I have a YA novel, over two-dozen picture book manuscripts and a middle grade novel, as well as another middle grade novel in progress.
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