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Nancy Knows
By (author): Cybele Young
9781101918920 Board book English Juvenile: Age (years) to 3, Grade (US) to P JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Elephants Mar 07, 2017
$12.99 CAD
Active 7.94 x 8 x 0.7 in 32 pages 4-COLOUR ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT Tundra Books
NOW IN BOARD BOOK FORMAT. An unforgettable story about an adorable elephant, featuring stunning paper-sculpture artwork.

Nancy knows she’s forgotten something. Something important. When she tries to remember, she thinks of all kinds of other things instead. She remembers things she knows and things she doesn’t quite know. She remembers things one

way, then another. Sometimes she remembers with her ears or her stomach or even her heart. But Nancy knows she’s still forgetting something. It’s only when Nancy stops thinking altogether that she finally remembers the very important

thing she’s forgotten. Nancy Knows is the charming story of an elephant who remembers lots of things, except the very thing she is trying to remember. Each spread of this whimsical, arresting board book features fantastic miniature paper

sculptures within expressive outlines of a puzzled pachyderm. It’s a book not to be forgotten.

NEW FORMAT FOR A HIGHLY ACCLAIMED PICTURE BOOK: Nancy Knows generated great critical acclaim and is now available in oversized board book format for even the youngest readers to enjoy.

SIMPLE TEXT: Minimal text that really suits the board book format

EXQUISITE ARTWORK: The expressive linework and intricate paper sculptures will have readers of all ages poring over the pages of this book. This is a board book that is coffee-table worthy.

AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR: Cybèle Young is one of Canada’s most talented and acclaimed picture book creators.

BROAD APPEAL: This is a book that should do well in a number of markets—trade, school/library and specialty (museum, art, gift stores)—and have a wide readership.

EYE-SPY ELEMENT: Kids will love going back and finding clues throughout to the thing that Nancy has forgotten—her playdate with her friend Oscar!

CURRICULUM FRIENDLY: Lots of curriculum links including visual arts, mathematics, numeracy, geometry and language arts.

CYBÈLE YOUNG is an award-winning children’s author and illustrator and an internationally renowned artist best known for her intricate paper sculpture. She is currently represented by galleries in New York, Calgary and Vancouver. She won the 2011 Governor General’s Award for Illustration, Canada’s most prestigious literary prize, for Ten Birds, the first book she both wrote and illustrated. A Few Bites received starred reviews in Kirkus and Publishers Weekly, and Ten Birds Meet a Monster and Out the Window have both garnered critical acclaim. Nancy Knows won the 2015 Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award.

Author Residence: Toronto, ON

Author Hometown: Toronto, ON

Publicity: School & library advertising

Featured title at major conferences: OLA and RFTLOI, ALA and BEA

LibraryThing Early Reviewers giveaways

Review mailing

Author Website:

Author Social Media: @cybeleyoung

PRAISE FOR Nancy Knows:

“Colorful shapes in abstract design and amazingly detailed, seemingly three-dimensional objects demand intense, close examinations, and fingers will tingle with the wish to lift them off the page. It’s a work to be shared in wonderment and delight. Pure fascination.”—Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews

“Young’s paper constructions that will have readers returning to these pages again and again.”—Starred Review, Publishers Weekly

Winner of the CCBC’s Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, 2015

Starred review, Quill & Quire

Starred review, School Library Journal

Nominated, The Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Awards, 2014

One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Children’s Books of 2014 (best picture books of 2014 to start a conversation)

Selected as one of Mabel’s Fables’ Favourite Picture Books of 2014

Honourable mention on the Huffington Post’s list of Best Picture Books of 2014

Mentioned as a “great read” in’s list of Best Picture Books of 2014

Selectted as one of 2014’s Best Books for Kids by the National Post

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