The Door In the Floor …..Karen Hutchins Pirnot Illustrated by Julie Ross


The Door In the Floor …..By…Dr. Karen Hutchins Pirnot
Illustrated by Julie Ross

The Door in the Floor Bookcover A child’s hope and dreams come alive on a swing set as she opens the doors of her climbing tower and delves into the depths of her own imagination.

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  • Reading level: Ages 9-12
  • Paperback: 24 pages
  • Publisher: The Peppertree Press (March 29, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0982300263
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982300268


My Thoughts

Another great Dr Pirnot book! This book shows the imagination of a child and is a fun book to read. I always love a small child’s imagination, it can take you anywhere! Just as this book does when this young child opens a door on a swing set taking her to many different places in her mind. The Door in the Floor teaches young readers to use their imagination letting it take them the places they dream about! I encourage parents to grab a copy of this wonderful book for their child. And you will find the illustrations are adorable and awesome telling the story themselves in their own way.

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


About the Author and Illustrator

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.

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


More About Julie Ross

Julie Ross Received her first formal art instruction in Sarasota, Florida throught the Visual Performing Arts Center. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Julie has displayed her work from New York City to South Africa to New Zealand. She lives in Atlanta, where she is working on her “Visualizing Whirled Pea’s” theme,

Julie Ross



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