Diane Kwon is a native New Yorker, a designer, a storyteller, and a mother who loves her family more than anything “in the whole entire world, to the top of the sun and infinity.” She is also the author of two children’s books: Pobbolina and Oinkree and the Dancing Ant.
As a child, Diane could be found writing stories and dreaming up characters in her secret hideout under her family’s white baby grand piano. In fact, Pobbolina the witch first came about in a story she wrote for her senior project in high school! Today, Diane still catches herself sketching out story ideas in the margins of her paper when deep in thought. As someone who has always enjoyed losing herself in books, Diane loves the magic a story or a character can bring to a child’s life. She decided to embark on this adventure of writing children’s books in hopes of sharing her stories with those who might connect with them, find joy in them, or simply take comfort in listening to them.
Pobbolina is a witch who once loved cooking delicious meals for the students at Pebbleton School but, lately, has been feeling unappreciated because of their lack of kindness and good manners!
Franny Anne is a shy student who just transferred schools and worries that she won’t make any friends.View Book
the Dancing Ant
Oinkree longs for adventure but has always been much too scared to leave the comfort of his warm, cozy home and daily routines. However, when Oinkree finds that his supply of beloved Snuffle Jam has run out, he realizes he must face his fears and venture out into the great unknown.
Ever so cautiously, Oinkree makes his way to Snuffle Berry Place Clearing only to come face to face with the most unexpected creature of all…View Book
“ Pobbolina is exactly the type of book that children need for their nightstands and teachers need for their classrooms. Bright, beautiful illustrations capture the reader’s attention while the charming story draws them in even further! The underlying themes of kindness, compassion, and teamwork are so important for children of all ages, and Pobbolina teaches these lessons in a gentle, interesting, and engaging way. If you are looking for a heartwarming story infused with the magic of friendship, pick up a copy of Pobbolina. You – and your children – will want to read it again and again!“
– Dominique G., NY