Thursday, March 13, 2014

BOTYA 2013 Finalists in Juvenile Nonfiction (Children's)

I am thrilled to announce that my book, "If You Were Me And Lived In...France" was chosen as a finalist in the 2013 Book Of The Year Awards for Juvenile Nonfiction!

"The delightful, colorful illustrations feature a boy and a girl; on the cover, they are holding a large globe with the boy pointing to France. On one page, there is a blue silhouette map of France with a black star indicating the location of Paris. More color contrast would have made the capital city stand out.
The meanings of the French words are clear from the context, the corresponding image, or an explanation. For example, one illustration depicts the boy and girl, wearing backpacks, standing in front of their brick school that displays a French flag. The narrator says, “You would love spending your days in école.” One improvement would be to indicate French words by putting them in italics."

Read the rest of the review here!

Happy Reading!
Carole P. Roman

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