Barbara Odanaka

Barbara Odanaka is a former Los Angeles Times reporter who left daily journalism to backpack around the world and write children’s books. She is the author of Construction Cat, as well as Smash! Mash! Crash! There Goes the Trash and A Crazy Day at the Critter Café. Her polydactyl cat, Mittens, is much too lazy to work heavy machinery. Please visit Ms. Odanaka at BarbaraOdanaka.com.

Books by this Author

A Crazy Day at the Critter Café
Smash! Mash! Crash! There Goes the Trash!

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Good books, cuddly cats, strong coffee---the muses of my life.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Sitting by the edge of the sea in Taveuni, Fiji.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Rocky road ice cream.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Stepping on frogs in my bare feet.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Performing school assemblies on the life of an author!

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