Chances are good that you’re already familiar with the picture book sensation turned childhood classic, Bear Snores On.

But do you know the woman who wrote it?

Karma Wilson has come up with some of her best ideas while eating ice cream or visiting the zoo. She was saved as a child, in a way, by C.S. Lewis’s Narnia.

And… she homeschooled her own kids for many years as a way to ensure that they would love reading as much as she felt they deserved to love it.

In this episode, you’ll hear: 

  • How Karma regularly breaks all the writing “rules”
  • Where she gets her ideas (and do those perfect rhymes just occur to her?)
  • How a fabulous teacher and a permission slip to the school library solidified her love of reading (just wait till you hear the book that did it)

📄 Click here to read the transcript.

Books and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

Bear Snores On
Where the Sidewalk Ends
My Book House Complete Set of Rainbow Edition, Volumes 1-12
The Monster at the End of This Book (Sesame Street)
A Frog in the Bog
A Beatrix Potter Treasury
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Modern Classics)
Where the Wild Things Are
Who Goes There?
Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
The Cow Loves Cookies
Never, Ever Shout in the Zoo
Bear Feels Scared
Bear Feels Sick
Moose Tracks
A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet)
Little House on the Prairie (Little House, No 3)

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