Kalli Dakos has been delighting readers with poetry since the release of her best-selling book, If You’re Not Here, Please Raise Your Hand. She has written six IRA-CBC Children’s ChoiceSelections, such as Our Principal Promised to Kiss a Pig and Don’t Read This Book, Whatever You Do. Her 2011 title A Funeral in the Bathroom is a Children’s Book Award Finalist.
Kalli is a former reading specialist and a frequent visitor to schools throughout the United States and Canada. She has inspired a love of reading and writing with her dynamic, interactive program celebrating life within elementary school classrooms.
Her newest book, Why Am I Blue? is the story of a blue frog who wonders why he is not green. Eventually, he receives a simple but profound explanation that allows him to embrace his blueness and accept that he is different from his friends.
Kalli presently resides in Ottawa, Canada with her family, commuting to her office one hour away in Ogdensburg, New York.
Kalli is looking forward to the publication of her next picture book, Get Me Out Of This Book, in 2019.
Website Link: www.kallidakos.com
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