Excuse Me, I'm Trying to Read! (Hardcover)

By Mary Jo Amani, Lehla Eldridge (Illustrator)

Mackinac Island Press, 9781934133514, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2012



When a young girl tries to read surrounded by elephants, lions, monkeys and zebras, she is surprised, scared, and amused. When the animals want to read, the tables are turned. A fun-filled picture book that will earn giggles and laughs from children of all ages.

About the Author

Mary Jo Amani writes poetry and children's books. She is founder of Librospara Ninos/Books for Kids Africa, a non-profit organization that promotes the joy of reading in Nicaragua and Mozambique. She divides her time between North Carolina and Mozambique.