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In rhyming text, when the whole family and guests show up for the big dinner at Grandma's house, it becomes clear that the house is much too small to hold them all.

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JaNay Brown-Wood

Some say JaNay Brown-Wood came right out the womb filled with stories to tell and the unlimited energy and excitement to tell them. She grew up in Fresno, California where she quickly realized her love for writing and for educating children. Her interests led her to UCLA where she graduated with her BA in Psychology and Applied Developmental Psychology, and then on to CSU Sacramento where she earned her MA in Child Development. She is currently working on her doctorate degree in Education at the University of California, Davis.

Through the years, JaNay has been a performer, preschool teacher, camp counselor, poet, silly-song singer, youth specialist, designer of curriculum, Harry Potter lover, college professor, reader, jellybean eater, and someone who truly cares about our future generations. Currently, she works as an Early Childhood Education professor at American River College and is married to her fantastic husband Catrayel, who is also her high school sweetheart.

Her first picture book Imani's Moon won the NAESP Children's Book of the Year Award, is a Northern CA Association of Children's Librarians 2014 Distinguished Book, a recommended pick on the "NYC Reads 365" 1st grade reading list, and a 2015 Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) Multicultural Book. It has also been turned into an audiobook through Live Oak Media. JaNay has also had poems featured in Highlights for Kids and Highlights High Five. Keep an eye out for her second picture book "Grandma's Tiny House" (forthcoming, Charlesbridge Publishing) inspired by her family's holiday gatherings.

To learn more about JaNay:
Visit her website at www.janaybrownwood.com
Like her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/janaybrownwood
Follow her on twitter: @janaybrownwood
Or shoot her an email to say "HI!" janay@janaybrownwood.com

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