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It is common for author descriptions of Tish Rabe to describe the life and times of Dr. Seuss. The one bit of personal information published about the author is on the cover flap of Oh, Baby, the Places You'll Go! and states that, "Tish Rabe's a mom who thinks that it's cool to be home rhyming rhymes while the kids are at school".
She has written over 135 children’s books including titles for Sesame Street, Blue’s Clues, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Bear in the Big Blue House and Curious George. In 1996 she began writing The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library, a new series of non-fiction science books for early readers.
Her books include the popular Oh, Baby, the Places You'll Go!, which is meant to be read in utero, and eleven other titles that present science concepts to early readers.
Her book, My Oh My—A Butterfly! was named by the Bank Street College of Education as one of the 40 best books for children in 2007. Her story for Nick Jr. Magazine, 'The Best Dressed Guest,' won the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Association of Educational Publishers. Her original series, The I Believe Bunny, won a gold Mom's Choice Award for Best Picture Book.
As both a songwriter and music producer she has created children’s songs that have been broadcast on PBS Kids, Fox, Nickelodeon and HBO Family. Over the past few years she has been visiting elementary schools to help kids get excited about reading and writing.
- Teens@Random | Clam-I-Am! by Tish Rabe; illustrated by Aristides Ruiz
- Tish Rabe: a children's book author