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Gail Cornwall is a former public school teacher and recovering lawyer who now works as a stay-at-home mom of three and writes primarily about parenthood. Born in St. Louis and raised in the Bay Area, she's a serial monogamist of urban living who resided in Berkeley, New York, D.C., Boston, and Seattle before committing to San Francisco. You can read more at <a href="http://joiedeviv.wordpress.com">joiedeviv.wordpress.com</a> (personal musings), <a href="http://readymommy.wordpress.com">readymommy.wordpress.com</a> (parenting book reviews), and <a href="http://parentingwrite.wordpress.com">parentingwrite.wordpress.com</a> (more serious fare).

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Old MacDonald Had a Truck, written by Steve Goetz and illustrated by Eda Kaban, is all about putting a new twist on the beloved, playing with expectations to step things up a notch.

Once Was a Time, by Leila Sales, is superb. Months after first reading the book, I find myself reflecting on its characters and outcomes.

What drove you to start creating children's books? A revolt! When I had my first child, children’s books looked like some stupid marketing thing.