Wednesday, April 22, 2015

ZIG reviewed in the NY Times!!!!!

What an incredible surprise today:  Zig is included in the 
NY Times Sunday Book Review.  
I sure got MY magic umbrella today!

  1. Photo
  2. Photo

    CreditFrom "Zig and the Magic Umbrella"
    Zig and the Magic Umbrella
    Written and illustrated by Sylvie Kantorovitz
    Kantorovitz (“The Very Tiny Baby”) takes an umbrella — to a small child, a totally compelling and even magical object — and plays it for all it’s worth. Her Zig is an unusual, blurry-lined creature, blue all over with a rectangular nose and two mushroom-like protrusions on his head. He looks just right holding an umbrella painted in shades of red with squiggly brush strokes. It takes Zig on a journey through the sky and into a zany forest of crazily patterned blue, red and gray trees that look like lollipops, where he joins forces with a sweet yellow bird. By the end of this strangely satisfying book, Zig has used the umbrella in every conceivable way — as a bridge, a hook, a boat, a sword and a lever.
    32 pp. Dial Books. $16.99. (Picture book; ages 2 to 7)

Friday, April 10, 2015

Tiny Baby in CCBC Choice 2015

The Very Tiny Baby is included in the category of "Understanding Oneself and Others" in the CCBC Choices 2015 catalog.  (Cooperative Children's Book Center.  School of Education.  University of Wisconsin-Madison.)

Here is the last line of the review:
"The honesty of Jacob's voice and feelings stand out in this informative story illustrated to look like Jacob's own drawings of events as they unfold."

If one must have numbers: Tiny Baby is one of the 259 books chosen out of about 3,500 new books published in 2014.