Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Booklist the Booklist, Cybil the Cybil, and Ambassador the Ambassador!

The first review is in for Let's Say Hi to Friends who Fly!, one of two books out this month from the brand new Cat the Cat series!

Booklist says:

Salutations to the enthusiastic and energetic Cat the Cat, the next certain-to-be-iconic character from the creator of multiple Geisel Award– and Caldecott Honor–winning titles....Kids just beginning to be beginning readers will welcome the arrival of Cat the Cat and her friends.
Thanks, Booklist!

And in more good new year news, Elephant and Piggie's Watch Me Throw the Ball! is a Cybils finalist. I Love My New Toy! won last year, so it's extra flattering to make the finalist list this year.

And the best books of the year (last year that is) keep comin'! Huzzah for Elephant and Piggie!

I'd also like to give a big shout-out to pal Jon Scieszka to thank him for 2 years of exemplary service as America's first National Ambassador for Children's Literature, especially for his work telling people of all ages it's okay to like to read funny. Huzzah to you, pal! And best of luck to incoming Ambassador Paterson. That's a big sash to fill....

(You can learn more about Cat the Cat at her big, fun upcoming website and my February tour. Mo' info to come...)