When my last adult nonfiction came out to great reviews, try as WW Norton my publisher might, we could not land a review in the coveted NYTimes. So when my humble bilingual book came out to little fanfare, I thought nothing of it. This morning, roaming around the pages of Amazon, I found part of a quote then located yesterday's review (Sunday May 13, 2012) with my illustrations placed top and center. Hurrah: publishing still bears its surprises. Here's the link to the book review:
A Bilingual Book of Colors.
Written and illustrated by Belle Yang.
24 pp. Candlewick Press. $6.99. (Board book; ages 1 to 4)
Published with a companion volume (“A Nest in Springtime: A Bilingual Book of Numbers”), this delectable ode to springtime features a fluffy bunny threesome as they explore “yummy green grass” and a “spray of blossoms in the sky” (“That’s a rainbow”). With Mandarin Chinese characters on the left and English on the right, along with a Pinyin glossary and guide to Chinese tones in the back, the book will no doubt sate the needs of Tiger Moms and multicultural families alike. Happiest may be the child readers themselves who will relish the delicate gouache illustrations and the sensorial lushness of spring.
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