Picture Book

KATIE KATHRYN MARIE introduces the rambunctious character of Katie and follows her escapades over the course of one year as a preschooler.  Although she is called Katie by her family,  her real name is Kathryn Marie–after her great-grandmother and her grandmother.   Katie willfully insists that everyone call her by all of her names:  Katie Kathryn Marie, which ends up sounding like “Katie, Kafwen, Mawie”.

Katie unrolls all the toilet paper in the house, eats mass quantities of spaghettios, sings her name-song outside in the swing for all the neighbors to hear, and celebrates her third birthday mermaid-style.   The story ends with Katie marching into preschool on her first day, still insisting that “my name is Katie Kathryn Marie”.