Pacific Book Award - Best Picture Book 6 & Older/Winner
Global ebook Award - Best Illustration in Children's Fiction/Silver
Readers' Favorite Award - Best Children - Picture/Pop UP/Bronze
This is author/photographer Tracy Leshay's debut book about sharing. Written in rhyme, we hear Phoebe tell her humorous taking-turns-tale of woe. Determined to get along with her little sister Audrey, Phoebe follows the advice of a helpful fairy. It is a mean-hot summer though, and temperatures and tempers are running high. Phoebe will need more than a day to make Audrey share. Time will pass - seasons will change, and until Phoebe and Audrey do magically share, SHE YELLED. I SCREAMED…SHE PULLED MY HAIR! In the end, this universal story gets to the heart of how one learns to share. If you want a turn with the teapot, the car, or the bike, persistence, politeness, and patience will be key.
A print series of Tracy Leshay's daughter's hair inspired this modern-day fairy tale. Leshay's words provide a learning to share tool but her 35mm pictures create a unique art-book experience. Phoebe and Audrey resemble your friends - real with real issues - ones that every child experiences. The visuals make the story enjoyable to eyes of all ages, while the topic and the telling make it just perfect for those ages 3-8.
"…wonderfully illustrated story, with its successful treatment of text as graphics and some fresh ideas about sharing." "...as part of a read-along, the uncommonly artful photos plot a refreshing path toward a heartfelt message."
PACIFIC BOOK REVIEW:
"...stylish images...dream-like and subtle in their beauty…an impressive debut in creativity by Tracy."
MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW:
"uproarious, modern-day fairy tale"
"The book is refreshingly original and the photographs make the story come alive...An adorable storybook for kids that teaches them about love and sharing."