Picture Book Party Spring 2018
PBParty 21: Tippy Taxi
Tippy Taxi
Character Driven Bedtime Book
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Tippy Taxis days are all HONK and no play. But when Tippy gets to the beach, she surfs, sails, and slides. Tippy feels recharged, but is she ready to head back home? Comparable titles include Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle and Jill McElmurry, and Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld.

I live in Spokane, Washington, where I plan and organize events for the Inland Northwest chapter of the SCBWI. I have sold poetry and fiction to Spider and Highlights magazines. I have also written three nonfiction titles for the education market. As a writer with a disability, I believe I can contribute to the conversation of diversity in children’s literature. I was diagnosed with a degenerative eye disease at the age of 22 and am legally blind. I write books that I can only read with the help of assistive devices. However, I, like many people with disabilities, want to be recognized for my abilities, not my disability.

Thanks again for the time you both spend organizing this event.  


Tippy Taxi zipped busy people all around the city.


Every day was, Honk, Honk, Honk! 

            “Hey, watch out!”

            “Hurry up, I’m late!”

            Wee-oo Wee-oo


When Tippy pulled into the garage, she was frazzled. City sounds echoed in her mind and sometimes, it was hard to fall asleep.

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This contest entry was posted on Tuesday, 3 April 2018.