Congratulations to Alice Schertle. Her book, BUTTON UP! Wrinkled Rhymes, illustrated by Petra Mathers, is the winner of the 2010 Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award.
Reviewed here on January 13, this hilarious poetic peek into kids' wearables has already found its way to the bookshelves of youngsters I love. As far as I'm concerned, no greater proof of a book's success is needed than the happy sound of a first grader reading poetry to her captivated 5 year old brother. Belly laughs add to the fun.
BUTTON UP! Get ready to giggle.