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Peggy Robbins Janousky grew up in Brooklyn, New York, but never really felt like a city girl. She now lives in a small suburb of Orlando, where chickens are protected citizens and run wild in the street.

Peggy’s writing is just as quirky as the town she lives in. She is especially drawn to humorous picture books as well as to all forms of poetry. Much to the disgust of her family, Peggy naturally thinks in verse. It is a habit she does not plan on breaking.

Peggy’s love of writing is only matched by her love of animals. Her extended family includes four dogs, one cat, and two guinea pigs. Most of them are rescue and foster animals. It is common knowledge that Peggy uses the word “foster” as a code for “If you think I am giving this animal back you are out of your mind.” Thankfully she has the full support of her very patient husband, Stuart, and her sons, Josh and Jeremy.

Peggy’s work has appeared in many of Lee Bennett Hopkins’ anthologies, as well as in several children’s magazines. In her spare time she can be found silently correcting your grammar.

Peggy holds a master’s degree in education and has taught at all levels—preschool through college. She has a diverse background in international student affairs and special education, as well as early childhood administration and parenting literacy. Her dream is to combine her educational experiences with her writing, to help make a difference in a child’s life.

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School Library Journal

"This is a perfect first day of school book for anyone who is feeling anxious. Hopefully we will be seeing more of Miss Macintosh and her fun colleagues in the future!"

Kirkus Reviews

"A nicely diverse addition to the teacher-doesn’t-want-to-go-to-school shelf."

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"A cute and funny book that will be appreciated and enjoyed by anyone who has been nervous for their first day of school."


"“The wonderful engaging text that makes the whole story buzz and come alive."