Happy Birthday, Amy Hest!
Today we wish a very happy birthday to children’s author Amy Hest! Ms. Hest has brought her Baby Duck character to life in a series of picture books that are great for the toddler and preschool crowd. In addition to Baby Duck, we’ve also gotten to know other characters like Little Chick, Charley the dog, and Sam the bear. Of the varying books she has written, Ms. Hest says, “I write the stories I would have wanted to read when I was a child.”
In addition to picture books, Ms. Hest has also written two chapter books featuring Annie Rossi, including Remembering Mrs. Rossi and Letters to Leo. When asked if she prefers writing picture books to chapter books, Ms. Hest says, “I like them both! I love writing stories, period.” And we love both, too!
Find all of Amy Hest’s books in our catalog.
More from the Web
- Download story hour kits and a teacher’s guide
- Learn more about Amy Hest with a detailed biography from Candlewick Press
- Preview a complete list of can’t-miss kindergarten and preschool books, including Charley’s First Night