Thrilled for this book that won the SCBWI Golden Kite Award! I loved everything about it, from that dazzling cover to the gorgeous words and relationships inside. I’ve been a Joanne Rocklin fan since I read One Day and One Amazing Morning on Orange Street, and I’m already looking forward to seeing her speak in LA this summer. She makes me glad to be a California writer.
That cover was designed by Chris Buzelli. I don’t think this one is on his site yet, but the cover for Orange Street is, and again…whoa.
Now, this book is about a cat. Not entirely, but he’s the glue that sticks all the other parts together. I’m not really an animal person at all, but this darn cat made me cry like crazy.
And speaking about animals, Random Acts of Reading asked me about a book that changed my perspective on something…anything. I talked about that Newbery-winning gorilla, Ivan, in this post. All around good suggestions there if you are adding to a toppling to-read pile like me.
Hoping to snag copies of Open This Little Book and Flora and the Flamingo this weekend. Have you seen either of these? Adoration is an understatement. I’ll show you when I get them. Good thing sharing is only virtual in these parts, because…obsessed.