Elizabeth Verdick

SMALL WALT (Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books)
SMALL WALT AND MO THE TOW (Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books)
BIKE AND TRIKE (Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books)
PEEP LEAP (Amazon Children’s Publishing)


Elizabeth Verdick has written for children of all ages, from tots to teens. Her passion is creating character-driven picture books. A graduate of Hamline MFA program in writing for children and young adults, Elizabeth lives in Minnesota with her family and pets. Learn more at elizabethverdick.com.

Elizabeth’s PEEP LEAP (illustrated by John Bendall-Brunello) is about ten baby wood ducks who must leap from the nest all the way down to the pond – but baby number ten doesn’t want to leap. SMALL WALT (illustrated by Marc Rosenthal), a picture book in the tradition of The Little Engine That Could, is about a small snow plow determined to prove his worth in a blizzard.  SMALL WALT AND MO THE TOW, also to be illustrated by Marc Rosenthal, is a story of the little snow plow and a tow truck who become friends while they heroically rescue a car on an icy night. BIKE AND TRIKE, to be illustrated by Brian Biggs, is a story of friendship and the pangs of growing up, with rusty old trike worried about the arrival of shiny new bike in the family garage.

Elizabeth also has several series of award-winning nonfiction board books for the very young, including “Best Behavior” and “Toddler Tools” (Free Spirit Publishing).

(Co-agent, Mary Cummings)


Praise for SMALL WALT

"The smallest in a fleet of snowplows always gets picked last in a snowstorm, but [Walt] and his driver, Gus, show that teamwork and perseverance pay off."--Kirkus Reviews (starred)  
"A heroic snowplow braves a blizzard in ...[this] picture book about persistence....[A] perfect book for revving up small helpers to pitch in with the shoveling."-- The Wall Street Journal