The Big Wet Balloon by Liniers is selected as one of Parents magazine's Top 10 Children’s Books of 2013...and as the year's BEST Early Reader!
Congratulations to Ricardo "Liniers" Siri on dazzling readers with his U.S. debut, The Big Wet Balloon! Parents magazine today revealed its picks for the 10 Best Children's Books of 2013. The magazine sought input from children and librarians across the country to select their favorite reads from the collection of books released this year.
“Every year we're wowed by how imaginative and inspired the latest books are—our kid testers and staffers found it hard to choose just ten,” said Dana Points, Editor-in-Chief, Parents magazine. “The books are certain to become favorites in your home as well.” The full list of the 10 Best Children’s Books appears in the December 2013 issue of Parents magazine and online at http://bit.ly/Q8PF1X.
Parents magazine says The Big Wet Balloon is 2013's BEST Early Reader:
"This adorable comic-like tale of two sisters who spend a rainy day playing outside wooed our kid reviewers because it didn’t look like a typical early reader. The level is discreetly displayed on the back. 'The story was much more substantial than other early readers, yet it used enough recognizable words for my 5-year-old to get through it on her own,' says one mom."
This news adds to the mounting praise for The Big Wet Balloon:
“Sure to be a favorite” – Kirkus Reviews (STARRED REVIEW)
“Tender…Satisfying” – The Horn Book (STARRED REVIEW)
“Extraordinarily special” – Diamond Booklist
“Intimate ink-and-watercolor vignettes” – Publishers Weekly
“Sophisticated cartoon quality” – School Library Journal
"Great for parents to share with their kids" – Booklist
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