LitPick student reviewers have had great things to say about the series LaLa’s World. LaLa’s Angry Pizza and LaLa Feels Blah-La have both received LitPick’s Top Choice Book Review Award.
“In this wonderful picture book, Tela Kayne imparts a key bit of knowledge that is essential for all of us.” -LitPick Student Book Reviewer
Join me for an interview with Litpick to learn more about the inspiration behind LaLa’s World. Below is just one of several questions asked during the 6-minute interview.
Who influenced you?
“I’ve had so many influences along the way. Storytellers like Shel Silverstein, Dr. Seuss, C.S. Lewis, Mark Twain, Beverly Cleary, E.E. Cummings, Frank Herbert, Shakespeare, Aldous Huxley, J.R.R. Tolkien, Rumi, Anne Frank, Eckhart Tolle, and Harper Lee are just a few of the hundreds of authors who have inspired my love of words.
I have also had countless teachers and mentors who have helped me to refine my craft. In addition, my family’s love of books and the endless support from my husband to pursue my dream of becoming a published author motivated me to finally pursue it!”
While attending Harvard, LitPick Student Book Reviews was created by Seth and a group of college friends in 2011. The site’s online interactive reading and writing program was also expanded to encourage librarians to use LitPick for their book clubs and reading groups, besides recommending LitPick to individual students who may also want to become a LitPick student book reviewer. LitPick inspires students of all ages and adults to read and review books and to become better writers through our mentoring program. It also helps teachers and librarians promote reading and writing through book clubs, reading groups, and individualized, personal feedback on written book reviews.