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"A favorite preschool pastime—watching an assortment of passing vehicles—takes on a new eco-friendly angle." Kirkus Reviews



"An emotionally honest take on the complexities of (childhood) friendship...

A best best-friend book." —Kirkus starred review




"Here, the loss of a loved one is no grand event, but a fine, gleaming thread in the fabric of everyday life."

—NY Times




"The book reads like a version of Whitman's barbaric yawp."

—NY Times

Photo by Joan Roth


Naomi's recent picture books have been translated into Catalan, Chinese, French, Japanese, Korean and Spanish. 


Her earlier books are WALK WITH ME, illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers (Scholastic/Cartwheel, 1995); SPLISH-SPLASH, illustrated by Elliot Kreloff (BeginSmart, 2008), and IT'S TOT SHABBAT, with photos by Tod Cohen (KarBen, 2011). 


Naomi long ago earned a BA and MA in English from Stony Brook University, and an MS in Education from Bank Street College. 


She retired as managing editor of Lilith magazine, and lives in Forest Hills, New York.