Teachers and parents were amazed at the
quality of the books and stuffed animals.
And everyone is talking about how beautifully
illustrated the books are Thank You!
J. Turecek, Principal, Long Hill School,
This charming children’s book about his [Caesar’s]
rough start in life will re-inspire anyone
who has ever championed an underdog. Loren
Spiotta-DiMare’s book, with its unspoken lesson
about the redeemable value of even the worst-behaved
among us, will endear children of all ages.
Coo and Hoo Doo
We particularly like the way children are
helped to understand the interconnectedness
of living things, with owls and parakeets
living together. Thank you for creating
such a beautiful and sensitive insight into
some of our animal friends. This book is
* Bridgeport Read Aloud Day
impressionistic vistas and a poetic text
invite readers to imagine soaring into “a
wild, warm pocket of sky” as a “mysterious,
magical, wild condor.”
This tale [Jasmine] of a left-behind cat,
locked in an apartment for three months,
surviving by eating birdseed and drinking
water from a dripping faucet, had me crying.
So did the accompanying cassette, which
reads the same story aloud adding a little
music and background sounds, including Jasmine’s
The Travelin' Man
of the 1997 National Association of Parenting
Publications Honor Award (NAPPA)