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!

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    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)

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