Monday, March 24, 2014
Great news! Cecile Gayette from Blue Apple Press has just purchased two of my manuscripts: BOXES BOXES and HOLES HOLES. Both are easy concept books for young readers, and Blue Apple hopes to expand them into a series! Founded by author Harriet Ziefert, the publishing house specializes in simple books for Preschool through age 8, utilizing die-cuts and fold-outs. One of their more recent titles is DO YOU KNOW WHICH ONE WILL GROW. The publication date for my books will be spring 2015.
Monday, March 3, 2014
This just in! Another great review for WHEN THE WIND BLEW, from SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL this time!
JACKSON, Alison. When the Wind Blew. illus. by Doris Barrette. 32p. Holt/Christy Ottaviano. Mar. 2014. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9780805086881.
PreS-Gr 1–Rollicking watercolor portraits of round characters chronicle nursery rhyme mishaps caused by an extended gust. The old woman of the shoe (a pink Victorian boot) and her many children restore treasures like rock-a-bye baby, Mary’s lamb, and Jack’s candlestick to their rightful places. The rhymed text reminds readers of each origin story and uses rich vocabulary such as “lament,” “instrument,” and “seize.” This companion to If the Shoe Fits (Holt, 2001) provides pleasant reunion with old favorites.–Gay Lynn Van Vleck, Henrico County Library, Glen Allen, VA