Anna Carries Water reviewed in Bluebird

A recent review in Bluebird: A Journal of International Children’s Literature 2015, praises Olive Senior’s Anna Carries Water: Young Anna lives in the Jamaican countryside where families have to carry water from the springs daily. Anna is excited to accompany her brothers and sisters as they complete this task each day; however, unlike her siblings, […]

Another excellent review for Boonoonoonous Hair!

Oliver Senior and Laura James’s new title Boonoonoonous Hair has received another excellent review, this time in Kirkus Review. The reviewer compliments the energy and rhythm of the text, as well as the bold, colorful illustrations: “…the energy between mother and child is infectious, and the rhythmic text is great fun to read. This girl’s road to […]

Boonoonoonous Hair! reviewed in Quill & Quire

Tradewinds title Boonoonoonous Hair has received a very favorable review in Quill & Quire. The review praises author Olive Senior’s playful use of language complemented by the energy and life of Laura James’s illustrations. “Jamaican-Canadian writer Olive Senior uses playful rhymes to speak directly to young readers who may struggle with standing out from other kids their […]

Award-Winning Author Uma Krishnaswami Reviews “The Flute”

Uma Krishnaswami, who has been writing children’s books for over 20 years, reviewed “The Flute” written by Rachna Gilmore, illustrated by Pulak Biswas on her blog. Krishnaswami is well-known for her chapter book Book Uncle and Me which won the Scholastic Asian Book Award in 2011. As an Indian writer, Krishnaswami felt connected to the picture […]