If you want a good laugh and learn the basics to story construction, A Story with Pictures is the book for you. -- Emma's Bookcase, Wee Ones Magazine, Sept/Oct. 2007
Kanninen's first children's book confidently serves up metafiction to the picture-book crowd. Starred Review. -- Publishers Weekly, September 24, 2007 Publishers Weekly, September 24, 2007
Perfect for parents, teachers, and storytime, A Story with Pictures deserves repeated readings and discussion. -- Children's Literature Network, August 2007
Readers will enjoy the wild ride as Kanninen and Reed entertain various outlandish possibilities... -- Publishers Weekly, September 24, 2007
The pages are packed with energy and humor... -- School Library Journal, October 2007
The pages crackle with energy, thanks to bold acrylics by Lynn Rowe Reed. Kids will love the wacky premise, circular plot and quirky illustrations. -- Mary Quattlebaum, Washington Parent, January 2008
About the Author
Barbara Kanninen has a PhD in environmental economics. "A Story with Pictures" is her first picture book. Lynn Rowe Reed has illustrated numerous books for children, including "Punctuation Takes a Vacation" by Robin Pulver, which was a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year and a Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year. She lives in Indiana.