Just Hanging Out…..by Khaya Dawn Klanot Illustrated by Dr. Karen Hutchins Pirnot


Just Hanging Out…..by Khaya Dawn Klanot
Illustrated by Dr. Karen Hutchins Pirnot

just hanging ou

Book Award
Gold Medal Winner


More About Just Hanging Out

Follow the footsteps inside this adorable book of poems written for kids to enjoy. From Rainbows to bubblegum, nine year old author Khaya Dawn Klanot has taken her poetic words and turned them into a masterpiece. This book was illustrated by her grandma, Dr. Karen Hutchins Pirnot.

ISBN: 978-0-9814894-5-2
MSRP: $16.95

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This is a wonderful book of poems written by a nine year old girl. Some of the poems are: Bubble Gum; How the World Begin; What Music Means to Me; Walking Home; The Creature; Our Dance and Important Questions. These precious poems are written by a child so a child can easily read and understand them.

And in this book, Dr. Pirnot is the illustrator. This is one talented family, the three sister and their children. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading these seven books sent to me by Dr. Karen Hutchins Pirnot. And to have them signed by the children is so precious to me and I will always cherish them. And oh, my niece who is now 2 years and 9 months old LOVES these books, even though they are for older children. In all of Dr. Pirnot’s children books, they are so well illustrated that a small child can look at the pictures and tell their own story and that is just what my niece Abbi does. Of course she says the books are hers! Thanks to all of your family Dr. Pirnot for entertaining Abbi through your books!

This book would make a wonderful addition to your child’s library. This book will give them an insight to reading poems, it will well educate them on the subjects of the poems, and it is just a great book to read to your child or for young readers to read. I encourage you to pick up a copy of this book to have.

For an autograph copy of this book and other books by this author, visit her website.

I want to thank the author Karen Hutchins Pirnot for providing a copy of this book for me to review. I was not expected or required to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are mine alone.


About the Young Author and the Illustrator

More About Khaya Dawn Klanot

Khaya Dawn Klanot is nine years old and she is in the fourth grade. Khaya has three sisters, a brother and a dog. Khaya currently lives in Sarasota, Florida and in her free time, she likes to read, write, do crafts, play piano, look at her rock collection and play with her dolls.

Khaya Dawn Klanot

Khaya is interested in archaeology, geology, crafting, piano, photography, and literature. When she grows up, she would like to have a career in all of these subjects.

Dr. Karen Pirnot Dr. Pirnot has worked with children and families in various capacities for the past fifty years.  While in private practice in Iowa, she worked extensively with children and adults in the juvenile justice system.  She has also worked in consultating for schools and hospitals.

As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Pirnot has spoken to groups and lectured in universities.  In addition to her work with children and families, Dr. Pirnot has worked with female inmates in the prison system and with death and dying issues with geriatric residents in long term care facilities.

Dr. Pirnot is married, with three children whom she raised prior to her return to school for graduate work.  After moving from Iowa, she had a private practice in Sarasota, Florida prior to her retirement in 2005.

Following her retirement, Dr. Pirnot began to publish books she had written during her clinical practice years.  She writes about the imagination and motivation of children while attempting to empower the child characters in her books.  Many of her adult novels also contain interactions with children, with emphasis on respectful and growth-oriented interactions between and among the generations.  Dr. Pirnot is currently engaged in writing about character disorders which prevent healthy interactions between individuals and couples.

Dr. Pirnot is available for speaking engagements and book signings.  All queries for personal appearances should be directed to publisher Julie Ann Howell at Peppertree Publishing.




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