“My Life as a Raincoat” is a charming story written from the perspective of a raincoat. The raincoat tells us what he is feeling and thinking about his strange new experiences. Your child will be engaged in an entertaining story, written by a grandmother and her niece, who is an elementary educator, artist and writer. This book was years in the making and we’re excited to bring it to you and your family. We’re so proud of our hard work and we’re confident you’ll enjoy it.
About The Author
Christine Gustavson-Udd was born and raised in Minnetonka, Minnesota, where she lived until getting married, and then moved to the Pacific Northwest.
For her bachelor’s degree, she studied art-mostly acrylic painting, at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus.
She earned an Elementary Education Residential Teaching Certificate at Western Washington University, Everett campus and a Master of Education in K-8 Curriculum and Instruction at City University, Everett campus.
She enjoys writing and illustrating stories for children.
She used her daughter at age 7 for a model in her book My Life as a Raincoat, which she co-wrote with her aunt.
She used the complaints of her bored teenaged son, on a trip to see Old Faithful, as the basis for The Stinks Like Crap Squad, and gives him top billing in the credits- but don’t ask him about it, he’s still embarrassed by it!
Her books have positive messages for kids- perseverance, courage and self-reliance.