Reviewed by Bil Howard for Readers' Favorite
"The magical imagination of children is stirred and their laughter can almost be heard as you work through the colorful rhymes of Goo and Spot in the Do Not Wiggle Riddle. Elsa Takaoka has created a riddle with a great lesson in it, but done so in a way that is certain to tickle the funny bone of every child (and even a few adults who never grew up). Catherine Toennisson has added her expertise in animation and story-boarding in a way that makes the action and color leap off of the pages. It is impossible not to wiggle when reading this book because it simply draws it out of you. Fun, creative and colorful, Goo and Spot in the Do Not Wiggle Riddle is a fantastic debut for these two extremely talented artists and ought to be the first of many award-winning children's classics to come."
About the Author
A country girl at heart, with fond memories of the dark desert sky, purple mountains and freshly cut alfalfa fields in her hometown of Blythe, California, budding author Elsa Takaoka puts her pen to paper and creates a fun and heart-warming story. Spinning words with natural creativity, Elsa discovered her love of language at a very early age. She then pursued a career in Speech Language Pathology and English as a Second Language until the birth of her first daughter. Reading to her own little girls sparked her whimsical journey through children’s literature and dropped one more goal into her bucket list. Her dream to write and publish a picture book was achieved with Goo and Spot and The Do Not Wiggle Riddle, her first of many books to come. Currently, Elsa lives in Fukuoka, Japan with her sources of inspiration- her loving husband and their two adorable little girls.