Publication Date: 3/1/2003
Page Count: 36
Size: 9″ x 9″
Age Range: 4 – 8
F&P: GRL N, Gr 3, Genre F
“The text has a nice rhythm and the language is simple, yet filled with poetic imagery…. The illustrations are an appealing blend of cut-paper, collages and watercolor painting.” ―School Library Journal
“The enjoyment quotient is boosted considerably by the first-time illustrator’s cheery torn-paper collages. Punctuating the text with sunny bursts of color, they infuse these pages with an amiable brio.” ―Publishers Weekly
Storytelling World Resource Awards (Honor, Tellable Stories-Ages 4-7) ―Storytelling World, 1997
Family Channel’s Seal of Quality ―The Family Channel
Meet the Author
Jay O’Callahan tours the world, performing at festivals and in theaters. His stories have been heard on National Public Radio, The Voice of America, and Mister Roger’s Neighborhood. Audio recordings of his stories have won a number of awards, including the ALA Carnegie Award, the Indie Award, the National Educational Film Festival Award, and the Parents’ Choice Award, which he has received four times. O’Callahan lives in Massachusetts. You can visit his website here.
Meet the Illustrator
Laura O’Callahan is Jay O’Callahan’s daughter. She attended Oberlin and Gallaudet Colleges, where she was one of three hearing students in a year-long exchange program, and graduated from Northeastern University.