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More from Susan Borges’ review of Cahoots: “This unique and zany comic novel will appeal to young readers because of its humor, creativity, imagination, and convincingly expressive black and white sketches… The character development throughout this story is enormously creative, and young readers will identify with the thoughts and emotions that define each character as the story evolves. When Aldo’s fourth sketchbook is available in October 2011, readers will be lined up to get it!” Read the full review on barnesandnoble.com.
Thanks to Denise Bloomfield (and her 7-year-old son) of Macaroni Kid for their glowing review of Artsy-Fartsy. They loved it so much that they’re planning to review Bogus and Cahoots soon, too!
Here’s what this cool blog dedicated to kids, books, families, and a LOVE of reading had to say:
“Book three in the Aldo Zelnick alphabet series is probably the funniest yet, and is a great book for boys, especially reluctant readers. Aldo’s stuck on the farm for the summer, with (cripes!) no computers. What’s a kid to do for consolation? Get it yet? “C’ words abound in this clever, cockamamie and colorful canard.”
Being called a canard is cooler-than-cool.
We were just notified that Bogus and Cahoots, written by Karla Oceanak and illustrated by Kendra Spanjer, have both been honored by Creative Child magazine in their 2011 children’s products awards program!
Bogus—2011 Seal of Excellence
Cahoots—2011 Preferred Choice Award
Each year, Creative Child holds a 2-day event is held in Henderson, Nevada where over a hundred guest reviewers (moms and education professionals) are invited to attend a review event at the local convention center. All products are divided into categories and displayed at various review stations. Guest reviewers are asked to sit and review each products at one station and then move to another station and so forth and so on. A review form is provided to each guest to aid them in evaluating each product. The review forms are to include written comments and a score value based on criteria that corresponds to the product’s category.
Finally all review forms are collected, scores tabulated, and comments reviewed. Based on the scores and comments, certain products are determined to be finalists and receive a prestigious Preferred Choice award. The Seal of Excellence is another prestigious award given to those products that are not finalists but do exceed expectations based on the criteria for nurturing creativity and education in children.
Look for both Bogus and Cahoots to be featured in Creative Child‘s special holiday issue this November!
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