Author, Denise Ditto
Denise Ditto, a native Texan, is a freelance writer who loves writing for children. She started working on The Tooth Collector Fairies series in 2012. She also enjoys writing about a variety of other topics, often focusing on recollections from her childhood and growing up in Houston. Her short story The Art of Ironing was published in OMG, That Woman!, a woman’s fiction anthology released in April 2013.
In addition to writing for children, Denise is the Executive Director of Houston Writers House. www.houstonwritershouse.com. Additionally, she is an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators since 2012. You can learn about Denise’s other interests at http://denisedittosatterfield.com/.
Denise graduated magna cum laude from the University of Houston—Downtown with a degree in professional writing. She published two short stories in the university’s literary magazine, The Bayou Review, and won first place in the creative-writing contest for her short story Summer Breeze.
On a personal note, Denise is happily married to her husband, Frank Satterfield. They have four children and seven grandchildren. The couple lives in Montgomery, Texas, with their two furry companions, Jak Tuf Kat and Jillian Bean.
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READERS FAVORITE REVIEWS
Batina’s story is one of determination and teamwork…The positive message of working together and embracing diversity makes this early-level chapter book, illustrated by Gabhor Utomo, shine.
Batina’s Best First Day is a skillfully written children’s story that teaches several important lessons: Always do your best, accept other people’s differences, never give up and (of course) brush your teeth!
Batina’s Best First Day is a witty and entertaining tale about what really happens when you put those teeth under your pillow. The Illustrations are magical and work perfectly with the story.
This story is adorable and whimsical, and kids will love those fairies. The illustrations are enchanting and give good pace and movement to the story, breathing life into the characters.
Ditto underlines the importance of well-brushed teeth from a tooth fairy’s point of view, an intriguing choice since children are generally more interested in what the collector leaves under their pillows.
With short chapters, lots of color illustrations, an age-appealing topic and an appropriate reading level, I think Denise Ditto has nailed it.