Two by Two: How this Book Came to Life

In 2011, as part of an SCBWI Southern Breeze poetry retreat led by the fabulous children’s poet Rebecca Kai Dotlich, we were given an assignment to write a poem. TWO BY TWO started as a simple, steady poem about Noah’s Ark (the first lines haven’t changed).

Later, after the retreat I was playing jazz while I worked on revisions. Monkeys got involved and those jazzy notes turned my staid lines into something a lot more fun.

Join in as the animals rock the boat on Noah’s Ark in Two by Two! This playful, rhyming story is sure to have little ones laughing and dancing along as two mischievous monkeys let loose the zoo aboard the ship. From anaconda limbo to penguin tap dances, the monkeys revel their way through the rain, making Two by Two a lyrical treat for the whole family to enjoy. With a rollicking rhyme from author Lisa Lowe Stauffer and engaging illustrations by Angelika Scudamore, this padded board book will soon become a favorite for bedtime and anytime.

  • Publisher: Zonderkidz; Brdbk edition (July 31, 2018)
  • ISBN-10: 0310762731
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310762737

If you’d like a signed copy, please call FoxTales Book Shoppe (my local Indie bookstore) at (770) 516-9989.

Two By Two is also available in bookstores and online. Here are links to some of the online retailers:

 Barnes and Noble