Karilogue titles

Karilogue, LLC is a small self-publisher of children’s stories.  

2018

pink mink in a sink

Coming in January 2018: Pink Mink in a Sink.  In Parrott’s debut as author/illustrator, which one elementary school reader calls “weird-funny,” Parrott weaves a simple, silly tale in rhyme not set to conventional meter.  How did the mink get pink?  And will he get out of the sink?  Some questions are left open to interpretation, and then comes an absurd non sequitur ending that will make children giggle. Details in the photo-collage illustration will make adults giggle, as well.   


 

Coming in March 2018: The Time Flash Snuck into School. This heartwarming tale by Kari Martindale, illustrated by Aaron Parrott, follows Flash’s best bud Squirt’s first day of school. Flash is worried that Squirt won’t be able to get through her first day of kindergarten without him, so he sneaks into school to help her.  When Squirt seems to be able to handle everything on her own, Flash wonders if she needs him at all.  But in the end, Flash finds his place with Squirt, and knows exactly where he’s needed.  Parents will empathize with Flash’s emotional journey throughout the day, while children will be relieved and delighted to see Squirt make it through her first day of kindergarten. 


 

2017

the day flash couldn't even, the flash series

The greatest impact of The Time Flash Had the Best Day Ever (Martindale, Parrott) doesn’t come from what is said, but what is not said.  The book is appreciated by educators who struggle to teach children about perspective.  A common comment is, “I know one kid in particular who needs to read this.”  One principal, after the author offered to visit kindergarten classes for a reading, said, “You could read this to all the grades.  Everyone will get something out of this.” (2017)


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In The Christmas Flash Couldn’t Even (Martindale, Parrott), Flash’s exasperation mounts as his unprepared family gets through Christmas Eve.  In the end, though, it’s Flash who is unprepared for what Santa has in store for him.  A tender ending encourages children to believe in the spirit of Christmas. (2017)