Saturday, June 26, 2010

did I forget anything?

All packed to go to the big Newbery Banquet(hope my dress doesn't get too wrinkled.)! This time I packed the jade bracelet, but I think it is already bringing me luck because to see me off was ANOTHER STARRED REVIEW for Ling & Ting!!!

This one is from the School Library Journal:

Lin brings her talents to these charming stories about Chinese-American twins who like to stick together but are not as alike as everyone thinks. The six short chapters are the perfect length for beginning readers. In the first story, the girls get haircuts. Ting “moves her legs and her fingers. Ting can never sit still.” When her snipped hair falls on her nose, she sneezes and the barber cuts a little too much off her bangs. The simple illustrations follow this mishap throughout the book, making the sisters easily identifiable. In the other vignettes, Ling and Ting make very different dumplings, Ling cannot eat with chopsticks no matter how hard Ting tries to teach her, and they visit the library. Each story ends with an amusing punch line that will make readers laugh. The last chapter ties all of the tales together, showing the fun and friendship that the girls share. This relationship, combined with the simple sentence structure, repetitive text, and straightforward illustrations that reinforce new vocabulary words, will put this easy reader in the same category as Arnold Lobel’s “Frog and Toad” books (HarperCollins).

WOW! That means Ling & Ting have received four starred reviews! That is the most stars I have gotten for ANY book!!!

A good omen for the weekend, don't you think?


Michelle Henninger said...

Wow, they even compared it to "Frog and Toad" books. That's wonderful! Congrats Grace!!

Have fun at the Newbery!

Sarah said...

Congratulations on all the stars. I can't wait to see which dress you are wearing! Oh and I love my audio book. It is wonderful, but I miss the illustrations!

Jeannine Atkins said...

Love the jade and stars (and the orange bag, too, to get down to it)! Have a wonderful time at the banquet, Grace!

jjk said...

4 stars!!!! So incredible! Good luck this weekend! We'll be thinking of you. The teachers at Worcester State LOVED you!!!

anne said...

WOW, frog and toad as a comparison! That's awesome! F and T are some of the most read "easy chapter books" out there, every one knows them. Hang on for a wild ride as L and T become more and more known!