Awards and Honors
The Center for Children’s Books Gryphon Honor award, 2012
Set against plenty of white space, the exuberant line-and-acrylic illustrations show the kids in action, alone and together, licking an ice-cream cone, flying kites, diving deep into the ocean. Rooted in the physical, the simple details make for exciting connections: water is in a cool glass and also in the clouds that pour down rain. Great for sharing with young children, this example of how poetry reaches into daily life is a good choice for creative writing classes.