AWARD-WINNING SERIES: The Great Ideas books have been finalists for the Forest of Reading Awards and the Governor General’s Award, and have appeared on several “best of the year” lists.
NON-FICTION FORMAT: There are very few picture book biographies for this age group on the market and this new TR format offers a friendly price point.
CURRICULUM: A great STEAM book.
KID APPEAL: Kids (and adults) are fascinated by machines like Zambonis!
FUN FACTS: Zamboni machines are on every continent except Antarctica.
DYNAMIC AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR TEAM: Kulling’s fascinating text works in tandem with Benoit’s gorgeous watercolour illustrations.
PRAISE FOR Spic-and-Span!:
“In Spic-and-Span, Monica Kulling tells Gilbreth’s life story with warmth and clarity.” —The Boston Globe
“This engaging picture-book biography details the many accomplishments of Lillian Gilbreth…Kulling deftly describes early twentieth-century social, physical, and technical conditions that presented challenges to productivity in both public and private settings, and she explains how Gilbreth’s innovations improved conditions, creating context so that young readers can appreciate the extent of her contributions…. Student researchers might also enjoy other titles in the Great Idea series…”—Booklist
PRAISE FOR Proud as a Peacock, Brave as a Lion:
“The text is complemented beautifully with Benoit’s artwork rendered in watercolours and gouache. The gentle wash of colours is soft and expressive…captures the ambience of a time, long ago. Highly Recommended.”—CM Magazine
“Renné Benoit’s subtle gouache and watercolour illustrations are perfectly attuned….”—The Globe and Mail
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