Suzie Bitner Was Afraid of the Drain

April, 2010
Copperplate Publishing

“Suzie Bitner Was Afraid of the Drain” is a children’s poetry collection comprised of 124 poems and over 100 illustrations written and illustrated by Barbara. The book is filled with humorous and whimsical poems that take you to a world where mice wear roller-skates, a girl turns into a peanut-butter-and-jelly-sandwich, and a baseball embarks on an unexpected trip.  Designed to entertain and educate, “Suzie” intersperses challenging and fun words like “salubrious” and “discourse” throughout its poems. Lauded for its unique, minimalist illustrations and creative typography, the book is a Moonbeam Children’s Book winner, an Indie Book Award winner, and was twice a finalist for the Bluebonnet Award. It is published by Copperplate Publishing.