Patricia Furstenberg came to writing though reading, her passion for books being something she inherited from her parents. She usually writes at her kitchen table, early morning while the kettle hums or in her car, while she waits for her children to come out from school. “When I write, I write,” she usually says. When she’s not writing she likes to read, listen to music, dance and bake.
One of the characters portrayed in her children stories is Pete, the yellow toy elephant. Not many know, but Pete exists and lives in Pat's home.
This Romanian born writer is living happily with her husband, children and dogs in sunny South Africa.
on Sep. 20, 2016 :
Pete, the yellow toy elephant and his friend Murphy the Lizard are the two main characters in this book that young readers (and those having the pleasure to read the story to their children) will be delighted to meet. The text immediately grabs the reader's attention and flows effortlessly from one imagery to another, interspersed with adorable illustrations and a simple philosophy: there is beauty in our world that anyone can appreciate or that can be shared and enjoyed in the company of a good friend. I will make sure to recommend the book to other parents.
(review of free book)