Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Hooray for Amanda is a PW Best Book of the Year! (and mo')


Hooray for Amanda and Her Alligator! has a few things to say "Hooray!" about.

Publishers Weekly has selected the 6-1/2 Stories as one of their best books of the year along with a bunch of other really great titles.

They say:

"Willems excels at putting his audience first, and the six and a half stories that make up this pitch-perfect collection are no exception. Friendship is friendship, whether with another child or with a blue toy alligator, and Willems treats the highs and lows of Amanda and her alligator’s relationship with honesty and humor, evoking such classic pairings as Charlie Brown and Snoopy or Calvin and Hobbes."

Huzzah! Check out the whole list here.

The Bulletin of the Center for Childrens Books has included Amanda in their 2011 Holiday Gift Guide.

If you like Alligator and his pals, you can vote for the book in the Goodreads Choice Awards.

Hooray For Amanda And Her Alligator! 

(And in other fun news, HAPPY PIG DAY! debuts on the PW Bestseller list at #4!)