Lollipopsicles: Multiple-award-winning Children's Poetry Book
Chosen by the Canadian Children's Book Centre (2003)
Each year the CCBC publishes Best Books for Kids and Teens (formerly "Choice" winners). In 2003 Lollipopsicles shared this honour with only four other books of poetry, including ones by Robert Louis Stevenson and Dennis Lee.
"Whether you're stocking a bookshelf in a classroom, library or at home, every title in this guide has been given the Canadian Children's Book Centre's stamp of approval.
Expert committees of educators, booksellers, school and public librarians from across Canada have handpicked the materials listed below. Committees look for excellence in writing, illustration or performance. Most importantly, these committees focus on selecting materials that will appeal to children and young adults."
- excerpted from Canadian Children's Book Centre website
Lollipopsicles was chosen by the New Brunswick Provincial Committee of Born to Read for use in its program, 2000.
"Technically perfect nonsense, tongue-twisting of lipslippery fun. Lollipopsicles will entertain and celebrate the delicious of language."
- Sheree Fitch, a leading Canadian children’s author
has the wonderful ability to access the mind of a child, while using the
structural and poetic techniques of a mature writer of great talent.”
- Welwyn Wilton Katz, 1988 Governor General’s Award for Children’s Literature
poems are imaginative and delightful, while using language in interesting ways
and having a sound poetic structure…. The bright, cheerful illustrations are
just what the poems need to bring them to life.”
- Resource Links: Connecting Classrooms, Libraries & Canadian Learning Resources”. Rating: E (excellent, enduring, everyone should see it!)
verses are deliciously illustrated by J. O. Pennanen — and remind us where our
addiction to words and stories first began."
- Saltscapes: canada's east coast magazine
-The New Brunswick Reader
rhymes about monsters, kittens, toys, games and lollipops have all escaped from
Gretchen Kelbaugh's imagination and combined with J.O. Pennanen's fanciful
illustrations to make a delightful verbal romp, reminiscent of Dennis Lee, as
well as Sheree Fitch."
- Atlantic Books Today
bright and imaginative illustrations are sure to attract any
- Times & Transcript
author's poetry will delight children of all ages."
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