Monday, January 26, 2009
Trouble Finds Rooter and Snuffle by Shari Lyle-Soffe
In the third book of the Rooter and Snuffle series, children will enjoy three more stories of raccoon brothers Rooter and Snuffle and their friends. Join them as they learn what we all can do to protect wildlife, how to recognize a true friend, and that each of us is special in our own way.
Interview with Shari:
l. Why did you write this book?
I loved being read to as a child and I love animals. The two seem to go together. The stories are partly inspired by my childhood as the oldest of four children and life in the Redwoods of Northern California.
2. What was the hardest part of writing this?
Trying to be sympathetic to the little brother. My little brother tormented me and I got blamed for anything he did wrong.
3. What's your favorite part?
I loved writing the Pity Party. As a child I had very low self esteem, I needed friends to tell me what was good about me.
4. What do you hope readers will get from reading this book?
Enjoyment, self esteem, an appreciation of the power they have to make changes.
5. What's next for you?
My picture book "Nothing Stops Noah" will be out soon, and then "A Horse Of Course" after that. I hope to find time to get back to writing. My life has been so busy lately I haven't had much time for the part I love the most.