Chevy Chase, MD author Laura Gehl recently came out with her fourth children’s book, Peep and Egg: I'm Not Hatching, illustrated by Joyce Jan. The book is about an older sister who cannot wait for her sibling to hatch. It was inspired by the stubborn behavior of Gehl’s four kids. Gehl’s other books are: One Big Pair of Underwear, And Then Another Sheep Turned Up, and Hare and Tortoise Race Across Israel.
Due out in time for Halloween is Peep and Egg: I'm Not Trick-or-Treating. Growing up in Massachusetts, Gehl loved to read, write, and visit the library, and enjoyed making greeting cards with her brother. Her favorite books were Bread and Jam for Frances, George and Martha, and The Secret Garden. Favorite children's book authors include Richard Scarry, L.M. Montgomery, Gordon Korman, and Susan Cooper. She has a degree in psychology from Yale and a PhD in neuroscience.
Gehl believes Noyes Library is a special space "where adults relax and breathe, while children read and play." She says, "Because of Noyes' contained nature, kids can learn to love books without their grownups worrying that the kids will escape or shushing them in order to avoid disturbing adult patrons." Read more about Gehl at www.lauragehl.com, where you can also find free activity sheets and curriculum guides. Check out her books at the Noyes Library for Young Children and other Montgomery County Public Libraries.
by Beth Meyer for the April/May 2016 MAKE MORE NOYES COMMUNITY UPDATE
(getting to know our local authors and illustrators)