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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Elizabeth Bird from School Library Journal wrote a most glowing (and thorough) review of our book, and we were so pleased. You can check it out here. A friend of mine asked me “is Elizabeth Bird your mom?”
“For the child that desperately wants a cat, the child who already has a cat, and the child who has never even seen a cat, this is a great book. Basically that’s just a long and complicated way of saying that this book is for everyone. As funny and frisky as a kitty itself, this is one book of poetry you are not going to want to miss. An amazing debut and an amazing collection. Everything you need to know, you’ll learn from these cats.”
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