Amherst, Massachusetts, children’s book author Angela DiTerlizzi is slowly building an encyclopedia of animals. She started with the very small — releasing the book Some Bugs a couple years ago. Now, a sequel of sorts — Some Pets — is the latest pick in our back-to-school book series.
Some pets peck. Some pets nibble. Some pets drool on their kibble.
Some pets squeeze. Some pets nuzzle. Some pets lick. Some pets cuddle.
DiTerlizzi’s daughter has a dog who she loves. But the author has a complicated history with pets.
Click the audio player above to hear DiTerlizzi’s interview with New England Public Radio’s Sam Hudzik, including DiTerlizzi describing how her former profession as a makeup artist for programs like Saturday Night Live and the Today show inspired her next book.
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