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An exuberant African-American child and her family share a very special relationship in an effective story about adoption. . . . [The text is] simple, amusing, and disarmingly sweet and natural.
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Jeannette Franklin Caines is the author of Chilly Stomach and Just Us Women, a Reading Rainbow Book, as well as several other highly acclaimed picture books about children and their families. She is also the recipient of the National Black Child Development Institute's Certificate of Merit and Appreciation.
Ms. Caines grew up in Harlem and now lives in Freeport, Long Island.
Steven Kellogg was "moved by the simplicity, the subtleties, and the poignance of the writing in this story." He welcomed the opportunity to reillustrate it in full color. Mr. Kellogg is an award-winning author and illustrator who has created more than 100 children's books, including The Three Little Pigs, Paul Bunyan, Johnny Appleseed, and Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett. He is the illustrator of Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town and The Baby Beebee Bird. Mr. Kellogg is a recipient of the David McCord Citation and the Regina Medal for his distinguished contribution to children's literature. He lives with his wife, Helen, in upstate New York.Review:
"A story told in dialogue that is simple, amusing, and disarmingly sweet and natural." -- -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Caines provides assurance for adopted children as well as recognitionfor any little girl with an older brother" -- --The Kirkus Reviews
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Book Description HarperCollins, 1984. Paperback. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # mon0000001859
Book Description HarperCollins, 1984. Condition: New. Steven Kellogg (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0064430499
Book Description HarperCollins, 1984. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0064430499
Book Description HarperCollins. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0064430499 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0955709