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Amy Bates

Biography

Amy Bates

When Amy was a kid she loved to draw and read. She spent the time that she wasn't reading and drawing trying to keep her six brothers and sisters from drawing on her pictures and losing her place in whatever book she was reading. She loved the mountains quite a bit.
 
She grew up and learned to draw a lot better.
 
She currently lives in Pennsylvania with her three children and husband. She reads and she draws quite a bit.

Amy Bates

Books by Amy Bates

written by Amy Hest with illustrations by Amy Bates - Animals , Children's 5-8, Family Life, Picture

After a young boy’s beloved pet passes away, he encounters an adorable stray dog on the beach. The boy tries to walk away and ignore the cuddly creature, but the puppy continues to follow him, undeterred. Though the boy is still dealing with the pain of his loss and feels afraid to care about a new pet again, as the two walk the sand together, the boy slowly opens himself up to the joy of having a new dog in his life and making peace with the past.