Posts Tagged ‘Sky Pig’

Three Pajama Press titles are finalists for the 2017 Willow Awards

April 5th, 2017

Pajama Press is thrilled to announce that three of our titles have been nominated for the 2017 Willow Awards. French Toast, written by Kari-Lynn Winters and illustrated by François Thisdale, is a finalist for the Shining Willow Award. In this picture book, Phoebe, the daughter of a white French-Canadian mother and a Jamaican English-speaking father, dislikes her school nickname of […]

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Publisher’s Weekly commends Sky Pig‘s art and “imaginitive energy”

August 10th, 2016

“Pigs and flying are the stuff of idiomatic legend, but a porker named Ollie is determined to make it happen in this offbeat story from Coates (Rocket Man) and Del Rizzo (Gerbil, Uncurled). With help from a young human friend, Jack, Ollie tries several methods of getting airborne, such as strapping branches to his body […]

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Sky Pig highly recommended by Resource Links

June 15th, 2016

“A whimsical story about a pig named Ollie, who wants to fly, and his best friend, Jack, who wants to help him succeed. Of course, pigs can’t fly, but Ollie’s determination to try and try and try sends a clear message to the reading audience—never give up on your dream and keep on trying to […]

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CCBC Interviews Suzanne Del Rizzo

June 1st, 2016

CCBC has interviewed Suzanne Del Rizzo, the illustrator of Sky Pig by Jan L. Coates, for their June 2016 newsletter. She discusses how she became an illustrator, her creative process, the books she and her kids are loving just now, and what’s next for her. – “Sky Pig just hit the shelves in April, and […]

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Quill & Quire reviews Sky Pig

April 20th, 2016

“All Ollie the pig wants is to fly. His friend, Jack, makes him wings out of duck feathers, a parachute out of a burlap sack, and even sends him careening down a hill with a clutch of umbrellas. Illustrator Suzanne Del Rizzo uses Plasticine, polymer clay, and mixed media to create her 3-D images.”—Quill & […]

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CanLit for LittleCanadians calls Sky Pig “uplifting…”

April 13th, 2016

“…Dreamers can dream but, with a friend like Jack, Ollie’s dream that a pig could fly comes true.  It takes a little determination, a lot of imagination and being in the right place at the right time but Ollie’s dream, courtesy of Jack’s friendship and piggy bank, becomes a reality.  Jan L. Coates’ story is […]

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CM Magazine Recommends Sky Pig

April 8th, 2016

“…Sky Pig is an inspirational story of two friends who have the courage to dream big and the persistence to see it through…Del Rizzo has created a series of tiny masterpieces in illustrating this book.” —CM Magazine. Click here to read the full review.

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