Friday, March 2, 2007

golden kite

Okay, now I'm really freaked out: I just got a call from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators informing me that Hippo! No, Rhino is a Golden Kite Award Honor Book. The Golden Kite is awarded to only eight books (including both an award and honor recipient in each of the four categories) out of over one thousand submissions each year. Moreover, the winners are chosen by fellow authors and illustrators! I'm too bewildered to comment, at the moment, but I would like to thank the two rhinoceroses and all of the confused patrons at Henry Vilas Zoo who made this book possible. This one's for you!

1 comment:

AmyTorrey said...

Fantastic Newman!!!!! This seems to be the year of Jeff!!