a little joy,
   a little whimsy,
   a little lesson,
   a little humor.


Picture books bring all of these things into our lives through the perfect combination of art work and language. Plus, they’re totally portable.

It’s time for a reading and writing renaissance. I’m Lisa Morlock. I live in Iowa and work as a writer, editor, and teacher.

Sweet home, Alabama! My book has been nominated for a 2013-2014 Camellia Award, by the state’s library system.

Thank you to the National Science Teacher’s Association 2013 for naming TRACK THAT SCAT! as one of their honor books. It now features this sweet sticker!

Love that it was chosen for the Children’s Book Council’s Summer Is for Exploring! 2013 booklist.

It made Booklist’s STEM Poetry 2012 feature under “Picture-book Poems.”

Thank you to The Society of School Librarians International for choosing TRACK THAT SCAT! as one of their 2012 honor books!

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From Midwest Book Review:
“An educational, nature-minded storybook, Track that Scat! is just plain fun to read aloud…”

Indie Kids’ NEXT List:
“As Morlock explains, if you see animal tracks, something is sure to follow: scat! Finn’s adventures are supplemented on each page by a description of each animal’s tracks, and gorgeous illustrations and a few well-placed puns add to the fun. Morlock takes the mystery out of poop, but leaves the giggles!”

From School Library Journal:
“The large spreads are inviting, and the dog, a basset hound, is cute, cute, cute, and the gross factor is likely to draw kids in.”

From Publisher’s Weekly:
“Morlock describes each animal’s habits and excrement in (extremely) detailed paragraphs…In addition to Bradshaw’s more fancifully painted spreads, the animal’s tracks and scat are depicted as they might appear in an animals identification guide.”

From Booklist:
“This picture book’s bouncy rhymes, humor and puns, and colorful cartoonish illustrations keep things on the lighter side.”

Hear an audio review at: http://www.childrenbookmix.com/audio-review/7g1/track-that-scat

Life is beautiful! You should write about it.

Thank you for stopping by,




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