Annette Rivlin-Gutman

Award-winning Children's Author


About Annette Rivlin-Gutman

Annette Rivlin-Gutman is an award-winning author, trauma-informed yoga teacher, and loving Mama to two human children and two fur babies. Wally Wants to Cuddle was inspired by her 80-pound Labrador Retriever, Wally, whose favorite thing to do is cuddle in her lap. Annette drew upon her professional and personal experiences to write her children’s books, Mommy Has to Stay in Bed, Just Breathe, and now, Wally Wants to Cuddle. Annette is also a former special educator and seasoned video producer with a background in children’s programming, including work with PBS, Mister Rogers, and “Sesame Street”.


Books by Annette Rivlin-Gutman