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The Author


Judi is a self-proclaimed jack-of-all-trades and has enjoyed doing a wide array of jobs and projects involving children, animals, and the environment. She uses her skills as a professional storyteller to enhance daily lessons in her preschool and elementary classrooms. Her first printed story, “Zappity Zip, Just That Quick!” is especially geared for the 6 – 8 year old crowd. Judi says, “It is music to my ears when the children say, “read it again, please!”


You can order a hard copy of Judi’s book at a discounted rate of $20, which includes personalization and free S&H by contacting Judi at:

Also you can contact Judi directly for storytelling programs and book signings.


Looking forward, Judi, Cynthia, Diane and Alyssa are teaming up again to bring your 3 – 5 year olds a kid tested and approved original story titled, “How The Cat Got Out Of The Bag”, which was passed down in Judi’s family from the1840’s!  Your child will delight in Cynthia’s engaging illustrations and another one of Diane’s wonderful children’s songs.


Diane and Judi are in the process of recording “Zappity Zip, Just That Quick!” on CD. It is read by the author and includes Diane Olsen’s full song of ”Tip Toein Around The World”, as well as all the wonderful world rhythms which accompany the reading!


Yet Judi’s story is not complete without including mention of her two sons who light up her life!  Judi has degrees in sociology, liberal arts, elementary education and lives in New Jersey.



About the Illustrator

Cynthia discovered that the joys of teaching art to young children and the privilege of growing up”overseas” could be blended together into a new endeavor, illustrating.  Drawing and travelling go hand in hand in her family. “We didn’t go anywhere without a sketchbook and pencil.”  After a brief endeavor in publication layout and design, and a fulfilling career as a teacher, the next step is as a children’s book illustrator.  She looks forward to this next phase of career with joy and excitement!

You can contact Cynthia at:



About the Songwriter

Diane Olsen, who wrote words and music to the song Tiptoeing Around the World, is a singer/songwriter with many other creative interests, including drawing, photography, poetry, and fiber arts. Diane lives in New Jersey with her husband, Scott, who plays flute and saxophone. Together they produce and record joyful and fun music for all ages. Diane’s website is