The Georgia Center for the Book selected More-igami as one of ten children’s books on its “Books All Young Georgians Should Read” list for 2016. What a lovely honor from the literary community of my home state!
The list was established in 2010 and is intended as a guide for parents, teachers, and librarians looking for books with connections to Georgia.
“A gem,” concluded Kirkus Reviews, which today released a starred review of More-igami.
“Kleber uses simple language but gives young readers great credit for understanding multiple concepts conveyed at once, and the story is all the better for it. … [Karas’] art shows his hand … which gives the book a gentle, handmade feel. It’s an excellent companion to Kleber’s story, which encourages patience, practice, and sharing creativity….”
The full review will be published in the magazine’s Feb. 1, 2016 issue.
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