Annalise’s Up and Down Day, by Denise L Jenne
Article provided by Denise L. Jenne
The Children’s Book Review | December 22, 2015
Annalise’s Up and Down Day
Written by Denise L Jenne
Illustrated by Julie Iannone
Annalise’s Up and Down Day, by Denise L. Jenne with illustrations by Julie Iannone, is a picture book about an ordinary day in the life of a toddler.
Three-year-old Annalise is ready for another summer day of fun, but, as her day progresses, she discovers that there are just as many misadventures as there are adventures in store for her. With vibrant watercolor paintings by Iannone, Annalise’s Up and Down Day follows along with the toddler as she explores the meaning of “up” and “down” in her world.
After three decades of teaching Criminal Justice and Sociology at state universities and having published articles in several scholarly works, Jenne is now pursuing her long-time desire to write fiction. Throughout her years of teaching, one of her greatest joys has been spending time with her nieces and nephew. They have been the inspiration for many stories, including her first children’s book Annalise’s Up and Down Day.
Jenne explains: “When my great-niece, Annalise, was three years old, she would go around identifying pretty much everything as either up or down. She was also the model for the illustrations, because many of the adventures and misadventures Annalise has in the book are actual experiences of my Annalise.”
“Annalise might have been my inspiration,” Jenne acknowledges, “but the story is brought to life by the eye-catching watercolor paintings by Julie Iannone.”
Iannone, a graduate of Montclair State University with an Art Education degree, is an up-and-coming artist and aspiring teacher. She recently opened an Etsy Shop named TheColorBloom.
To her readers, Jenne says: “I hope you’ll enjoy reading my books as much as I’ll enjoy writing them.” And had something other than
You can find Jenne on Facebook, Goodreads and her website.
Age Range: 1-4 years
Trade Paperback ISBN: 13: 978-1514657485
Kindle ASIN: B010GKXIX4
Publisher: Gill Publishing/Create Space publishing platform
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