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  • 10/2016
  • 9780983531142 0983531145
  • 44 pages
  • $21.95
Piccadilly and the Waltzing Wind

Children/Young Adult; General Fiction (including literary and historical); (Market)

In the award winning, Piccadilly and the Waltzing Wind (ages 4-8), the second installment in the “Piccadilly’s Magical World” series, Piccadilly seeks to answer the question: “May one dance with the wind?” Readers are invited to soar with Piccadilly, friends, and the mischievous autumn breeze through an irresistible journey of what may be, then spiral back to the extra special magic awaiting Piccadilly in her own backyard.

Reviews
This joyful if unfocused autumn tale, a follow-up to Piccadilly and the Fairy Polka (2014), continues the adventures of a blue-eyed, brunette girl with a big imagination. Piccadilly admires the way leaves “dance with the wind” in her backyard and wants to do the same. The wind, however, isn’t cooperative, and as she puzzles over her quandary, she befriends a talking squirrel named Sir Bartleby, who fancies himself a knight and is busy gathering acorns. After consulting with her older brother, Sam, Piccadilly builds and flies a kite to capture the experience of dancing with the wind; sure enough, the wind lifts the kite into the air—and Piccadilly along with it. Hwang works in a vibrant palette of vermilion, orange, and maroon, mimicking the brightest colors of fall’s foliage. There’s a decidedly retro look to the artwork, and swirls of sparkles, leaves, and acorn caps (as well as cameos from tiny autumnal fairies) create a strong sense of seasonal magic. It’s a languid and somewhat meandering story, but it should be appreciated by readers who share Piccadilly’s dreamy outlook. Ages 4–8. (BookLife)
News
11/01/2016
The Mom’s Choice Awards Honors Piccadilly and the Waltzing Wind

Lexington, Massachusetts. The Mom’s Choice Awards® has named Piccadilly and the Waltzing Wind by Lisa Anne Novelline, Pictures by Nicola Hwang, as among the best in family-friendly products. The MCA evaluation process uses a propriety methodology in which entries are scored on a number of elements including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal, and cost.

"We are thrilled to earn the Mom’s Choice Awards Honoring Excellence Seal of Approval,” says Dave Novelline. “We know all the great things the MCA does to connect consumers, educators, and caregivers with the best products and services available for families.

To be considered for an award, each entrant submits five (5) identical samples for testing. Entries are matched to evaluators in the MCA database. Evaluators are bound by a strict code of ethics not only to ensure objectivity, but also to ensure that the evaluation is free from manufacturer influence. The five evaluations are submitted to the MCA Executive Committee for final review and approval.

"Our aim to introduce families and educators to best-in-class products and services,” explains Dawn Matheson, Executive Director of the Mom’s Choice Awards. “We have a passion to help families grow emotionally, physically and spiritually. Parents and educators know that products and services bearing our seal of approval are high-quality and also a great value. The MCA evaluation program is designed to incorporate the expertise of scientists, physicians and other specialists; but we also engage parents, children, educators, and caregivers because they are experts in knowing what is best for their families.”

With the evaluation now complete, the testing samples of Piccadilly and the Waltzing Wind will be donated to schools, libraries, hospitals and nonprofit organizations. 

Formats
Hardcover Book Details
  • 10/2016
  • 9780983531142 0983531145
  • 44 pages
  • $21.95

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