Once Upon A Cool Motorcycle Dude written and illustrated by Kevin O’Malley, illustrated by Carol Heyer, illustrated by Scott Goto (Walker, 2005). Two kids–a boy and a girl (both true to traditional gender expectations)–attempt to tell a story together, each in his and her own voice and from his and her own point of view. With neat reversals and a pitch-perfect sense of humor, this book is a great read aloud not only for kids but also for adults and especially writers. Ages 4-(way) up.
Cynsational News & Links
Winners of the 2005 Jane Addams Children’s Book Awards were announced April 28 by the Jane Addams Peace Association (JAPA). JAPA is the educational arm of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF).
Visit Fiona Bayrock, Children’s Author. Her books include: The Ocean Explorer’s Handbook (Scholastic, 2005); Shark Sunglasses and Other Amazing Animal Adaptations (Kids Can Press, spring 2006); Bubble Homes and Fish Farts (Charlesbridge, 2007); and States of Matter: Sound (Capstone Press, 2006); and more.