Me, Me, Me
by Annika Dunklee
When best friends Annie, Lillemor and Lilianne learn their school will be having a talent show, Annie says they should enter as an all-girl singing group. Her friends are all in --- until Annie tries to force everyone to go along with her choice of song, costumes, band name and lead singer. When Lillemor and Liliane tell Annie they've had enough of her ?me, me, me? attitude, the band splits up, with Annie intent on performing solo. But it doesn't take long for her to realize it's just not the same without her friends. Can Annie find a way to make things right before it's too late?
Annika Dunklee Author Biography
Annika Dunklee was born in Uppsala, Sweden, to a Scottish father and a Swedish mother. As such, she enjoyed the influences of Basil Fawlty and Pippi Longstocking, while eating haggis and pickled herring sandwiches. She bases a lot of her stories on her own childhood memories. On the first day of school, every teacher would mispronounce Annika's name as Ann-eeka, making her cringe inside and forever fret the first day of school. My Name Is Elizabeth! was inspired by anyone who dislikes having his or her name shortened, lengthened, mispronounced or mangled in some way. Annika has retained certain characteristics since childhood, which include being an excruciatingly slow reader and having laughing hysterics in the most inappropriate situations. She currently resides in Toronto with her husband, two kids, a cat and a hamster.
Lori Joy Smith Illustrator Biography
As a young girl, my weekly trips to the children’s library with my father sparked my love for reading and children’s books. As a teenager I lived in Italy and visited some of the most beautiful museums in Europe, which left me wanting nothing more than to make art. Now I get to put these two loves together everyday, working as an artist and illustrator. I live in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island with my husband, 2 girls, 2 cats and 1 dog. I love making art, walking in the forest, watching the stars, drinking coffee, growing flowers and most of all reading to my own girls every night before they go to sleep.