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One Yellow Ribbon
By (author): Marthe Jocelyn
9781459820760 Board book, Picture book, Paper over boards English Juvenile: Grade (CAN) exact P, Grade (US) exact P, Reading age from 0 - 2 JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play Mar 12, 2019
$9.95 CAD
Active 7 x 7 x 0.5 in 24 pages full color images FSC certified – mixed sources C106973 Orca Book Publishers
CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens 2019, Commended Chicago Public Library Best of the Best 2019, Commended
Get all tied up with this yellow ribbon.

One yellow ribbon unties itself from a child's hair and transforms into a winter scarf, a farmer's field and a lion's mane, among many other magical things, in this delightful board book by celebrated pa-per artist Marthe Jocelyn.

Jocelyn's paper collages in this wordless search-and-find adventure will encourage little ones to look closely at the world around them and explore what they see.

Marthe Jocelyn is the award-winning author and illustrator of over thirty-five books for babies, kids and teens. Her illustrated books have been shortlisted for both the Governor General's Literary Award and the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. In 2009 she was the recipient of the prestigious Vicky Metcalf Award for her body of work. For more information, visit

Key Selling Points

A wordless board book that follows the journey of one yellow ribbon as it transforms into many other objects.

Themes include search-and-find, collage, shape primer, early learning, found material.

Because it is wordless it is ideal not just for English speakers/readers, can be enjoyed by non-English speakers/readers.

Marthe's llustrated books have been shortlisted for both the Governor General’s Literary
Award and the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. In 2009 she was the recipient of the prestigious Vicky Metcalf Award for her body of work. Her title Sam Sorts (Penguin Random House) was a 2018 USBBY Outstanding International Books selection.

Great for projects in the classroom.

Marketing and Promotional Plans

Print and online advertising campaigns

Promotion at national and regional school, library and trade conferences

Extensive ARC distribution, including NetGalley

Blog and social media promotion

"Jocelyn's collages continue to be alive with colour and textures, and they invite their young viewers to not just locate the repurposed ribbon or patch but to explore the pages' details…Art teachers in schools might want to acquire One Yellow Ribbon and One Patch of Blue to use as exemplars for divergent artistic thinking." - CM: Canadian Review of Materials

"Children will enjoy discovering where the yellow ribbon is hidden on each page. Once again, Marthe Jocelyn uses fabric and paper to meticulously create the collage illustrations. Her attention to detail is precise…All of the pages are a rich resource for developing vocabulary." - Resource Links

"This wordless board book from the creator of One Patch of Blue is a visual treat…A lovely board book that is a bit out of the box." - School Library Journal

"This is a cute idea executed in a clean and playful fashion." - Youth Services Book Review

"A cleverly illustrated wordless outing that is a natural progression for readers of Jocelyn's previous board books." - Kirkus Reviews

"Beautifully illustrated in mixed media (and one yellow ribbon) this will encourage the reader to look carefully at the pictures and find the matching piece." - Kiss the Book blog

“The pictures are each singularly creative, and with the tie that binds, a yellow ribbon, unique. As a board book, this book will have many lives, and as a book without text, it will have many stories.”

- Must Read Literature: K thru YA

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