Monday, November 8, 2010

Collective Back Patting

Three Book Makers Dozen picture books have made it to Best Book of the Year Lists.
Brian Floca's Ballet for Martha is one of Publisher's Weekly's Best Children's Books, and Peter Brown's Children Make Terrible Pets and Sophie Blackall's Big Red Lollipop are included in The New York Times Ten Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2010. Peter is not the sort of person to point out that his book was number two while Sophie's was number six. Sophie will presume to speak for all three when she says she is pleased and honored to be on such a list. For the next 48 hours she will suspend her "no high five" rule.


  1. SO honored to be on one of the Best Of lists!!! Thank you NY Times!

    And I'm even more psyched to have so many friends doing such great work...I have no doubt that ALL our NYC kids book pals will be on Best Of lists this year, or in the years to come...because there's just a crazy amount of talent in our circle.