I’ve been looking for this blog review ever since it was posted (a while ago). It got lost in the shuffle, but thanks to the good folks at Google, I found it again.
Not only did Review #30 of the fun kids book blog Bookgie Woogie give our book a great review (conducted by a Dad and his two kids Lily and Isaac), discussing what a concrete poem is all about, but the review included fan art inspired by the book!
See for yourself. Fantastic. The first illustration is by Lily, the bottom one is by Isaac. These remind me of the artwork in one of my favorite kids books, Kitten Nell.
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A Curious Collection of Cats has been awarded an Honor from the Pennsylvania Center for the Book: The Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award.
From their site: “The national Lee Bennett Hopkins Award for Children’s Poetry shall be granted annually to an anthology of poetry or a single volume poem published for children in the previous calendar year (as per copyright) by a living American poet or anthologist. The Lee Bennett Hopkins Award for Children’s Poetry shall be administered by The Pennsylvania Center for the Book and Penn State University Libraries.”
I got a nice big package in the mail from Laura at Tricycle press this weekend. Inside was the catalog from The Association of Booksellers for Children, who have featured A Curious Collection of Cats in their Picture Books section!
“A Curious Collection of Cats
Betsy Franco, Illustrated by Michael Wertz
Kids will love the way the words become part of the visual story in this playful collection of concrete poems about cats. From acrobat-flipping to toilet-bowl-sipping, couch-scratching to dog-catching, words and pictures blend together to create a funny celebration of all things feline. Ages 8-12.”
By the way, ABC supports IndieBound! Find out more at http://www.indiebound.org. Support your local indie bookseller!
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