AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR: Don Tate is a rising star, having won the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Honor for It Jes’ Happened: When Bill Traylor Started to Draw and the award itself for Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton.
INSPIRING STORY: Young readers will root for Sandow, a small boy who makes his oversize dreams come true.
EXPERIENCED AUTHOR: Tate was an award-winning competitive bodybuilder in his youth.
ADDITIONAL FEATURES: Back matter includes an author’s note, bodybuilding photos of Sandow and Tate, Sandow’s exercises for children, quotation sources, and a bibliography.
HOLE IN MARKET: This is the only picture book about Eugen Sandow and one of only two picture books about bodybuilders.
Praise for Whoosh!:
“A delightfully child-friendly and painfully necessary diversification of the science field”—Kirkus, starred review
“Tate’s inviting digital illustrations bring an appropriately playful air to the pages, especially in a foldout spread showing the Super Soaker’s blast in all of its glory.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
Praise for Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton:
Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award
Bank Street College of Education’s Best Children’s Books of the Year
Huffington Post Best Picture Books
Kirkus Best Picture Book of the Year
“[Tate’s] decision to illuminate this remarkable man’s life offers a new perspective with remarkable clarity.”—Kirkus, starred review
“A lovely introduction to an inspirational American poet.”—School Library Journal, starred review
“Tate’s mixed-media illustrations glow with bright greens and yellows, radiating a warmth, hope, and promise that echo this stirring biography’s closing message.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review