I have always loved words. My parents said I spoke in full sentences before I was a year old. They also said I didn't walk until I was two.
I was still a baby when I saw a TV commercial about a vacuum cleaner and its expandable bag. That night, my parents begged me to eat "just one more bite." I refused. Using a phrase I'd learned from the vacuum cleaner commercial, I explained, "My stomach is fully expanded." My parents laughed ... and I was saved from having to eat that dreadful "one more bite."
My love of words extended to foreign languages. I was one of those...
Katy Duffield is the author of more than twenty-five books for children. Along with the books listed below, she has also written a series of nonfiction books for classroom use, for educational publishers, for anthologies, and for many children's magazines.
Her picture book, ALIENS GET THE SNIFFLES, TOO, illustrated by the amazing and talented K.G. Campbell, will be out from Candlewick Press in November 2017.
She lives in Florida with her husband and her wild and crazy Australian Shepherd.
For more information about Katy, please visit her website at http://www.katyduffield.com.