I love writing picture books like DOTTY and CHICKEN BUTT!, but I confess that I've long thirsted to tell a story about a kid – and a grandparent - I know very well.
Like Zelly, I grew up Jewish in Vermont. Like Zelly, I had an eccentric grandfather and I regularly felt embarrassed about the things – my frizzy hair! my grandpa's beloved tongue sandwiches! - that made my family different. And, like Zelly, when I was eleven, I desperately wanted a dog... so much so that I might have signed on for a plan as ridiculous and potentially disastrous as Zelly's grandpa, Ace's, "O.J." plan.
Want to find out what happens WHEN LIFE GIVE YOU O.J.? Visit my website, www.EricaPerl.com, where I also have a free downloadable discussion guide.
One thing's for sure: O.J. definitely isn't just for breakfast anymore!