BOOKS: Wrote and Illustrated
JUST A DUCK? (2015)
Carin Bramsen’s beloved Hey, Duck! characters return in this humorous and heartwarming picture book about friendship. Now that Cat has learned to play games that Duck enjoys, it’s Duck’s turn to try things that Cat likes. However, climbing trees and swatting at leaves prove to be a bit tricky for flat-footed Duck. What’s an unlikely pair of friends to do?
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"The tale is equal in every way to the visual appeal . . . Sweet, tender and delightful." -Kirkus
"A gently funny story of the differences, similarities, and compromises that make for rewarding friendships." -Publishers Weekly
"Carin Bramsen’s masterful second book starring Duck and Cat, after Hey, Duck!, is the perfect mix of cute story and gentle lesson." -Bookpage
HEY, DUCK! (2013)
A duckling thinks he has found a new duck to play with. But what if that "duck" is really a cat? And what if she does not even like to dance in puddles? Can a grumpy cat ever become a duckling's friend?
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"A sweet, tender and charming experience." -Kirkus
"Feathers or fur, it makes no difference when it comes to fun." -Publishers Weekly
"One of the most beautifully illustrated books I've ever seen." -YA & Kids Book Central
THE YELLOW TUTU (2009)
What do you do with a beautiful yellow tutu? Why, put it on your head and pretend you're a ray of sunshine! Children will love the story of Margo, a girl with a tutu and a brilliantly imaginative mind!
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"This is a sweet story of youthful exuberance, imagination, and friendship. Kirsten Bramsen has a keen understanding of the workings of children's minds . . . Carin Bramsen's whimsical illustrations capture the text's energy and fun." -School Library Journal
Kirsten Bramsen is a singer, actor, garden designer, and writer. She received her BA in theatre from DePaul University. She resides in Brooklyn, New York, with her park ranger husband, daughter, cat, and turtle.