I LOVE my young fans—even those of you who are oldster-youngsters. But the little ones are sooooo sweet. Here’s a couple of recent pics of new readers.
The NYPL just put out its list of the best books published in 2011 for reading and sharing. And MINE! made the list under “picture books.” YAY! Here’s a link to the NYPL announcement: http://www.nypl.org/blog/2011/12/30/100-titles-reading-and-sharing-childrens-books-2011#comment-5034 . And here’s a link to a pdf version of the whole list: http://www.nypl.org/sites/default/files/childrensbooklist_2012-r2.pdf . Enjoy!
YAY! MINE was named an SLJ Best Book this year . . . I am so proud of this title. Four starred reviews, a great NY Times review, and now this. And, I do bow down before Patrice Barton’s incredible talent. The artwork makes this book come alive. For all of you with very small children (especially if you have more than one young one). In choosing MINE! as one of those to be included on the list, SLJ said:
“As an intrepid toddler struggles to take possession of a passel of playthings, he is keenly observed by a frolicsome pup and a winsome infant who is preparing to make her move. The characters’ spot-on body language and facial expressions create a virtuoso visual portrayal of nascent social skills. “