hotTEAs of Children’s Literature: Brian Rock

I confess that I don’t like too many hot drinks (not even coffee!) But I do enjoy hot chocolate on snowy days. I have five published picture books, one of them is even food themed! I think getting kids excited about reading and creating is about the best job a person could ever have!


☕ CUPPA OF CHOICE: Williams & Sonoma Classic Hot Chocolate. It’s rich, robust and loved by children everywhere (it’s everything I want to be!).

☕ HOT OFF THE PRESS: Martian Mustache Mischief, illustrated by Joshua Dawson (First Light Publishing, August 2015). 


☕ FAVE FOODIE CHILDREN’S BOOK: I love the way food is played with in Alice in Wonderland and how it’s used as a metaphor in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and I love how it’s used to define and motivate Winnie the Pooh. But since I’m a picture book guy, I’m going to go with The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog by Mo Willems (Disney-Hyperion, 2004). The story is even more delicious than the hot dog!

☕ Visit Brian Rock’s Official Website 


☕☕ JUST ONE MORE SIP: Listen to Brian read The Deductive Detective, illustrated by Sherry Rogers (Sylvan Dell, 2013).





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2 thoughts on “hotTEAs of Children’s Literature: Brian Rock

  1. HAH! Don’t Play With Your Food, indeed!
    I guess many people don’t like hot drinks – but wisely vote for chocolate in any form. In Pooh Bear mugs is especially nice!

    Always glad to learn of a new illustrator and author!


    1. I’ve enjoyed many a cup of that very same hot chocolate. No Pooh mug here, though. Still, we do tend to play with our food whenever possible . . .


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