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“Short Circuit” published in the January 2016 issue of Fun for Kidz Magazine received a Letter of Merit in the 2017 SCBWI Magazine Merit Competition.

Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow?

Publisher’s Weekly: “The beauty of the rhymes is that they teach a lesson children already know; children will relish the fun of being sure of all the answers, and they'll love Shea's tongue-in-cheek tone.”

School Library Journal: “If you’re looking for something to engage a clever kid and a bored adult, this may be your best bet. It fires on all cylinders. A keeper.”

Susan A. Shea

Kirkus Starred Review “Between its allure as an audience-participation read-aloud and its numerous classroom uses (living/nonliving, analogies, rhymes, spelling rules, baby animal names, creative thinking…) clear a space on the shelves for this one, even though it may never be there for long.”

2012 Read Boston book

ALA 2012 best picture book list

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