Kirkus Reviews awards Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley with a starred review in the July 15, 2008 issue: "Blabey's spirited and energetic paintings use acrylic and mixed media on textured board. Compositions vary boldly and deadpan humor runs throughout. Make sure to note Charlie's wonderfully expressive eyebrows; they, like this book, stand out."
High quality fiction for children and young adults and sophisticated picture books from here and abroad
Front Street's young adult fiction often deals with children in crisis or children at risk, offering hope and succor, however difficult the subject. Our picture books emphasize art and design. We strive to expose young readers to the best literature available in other countries, cultures, and languages.
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The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books reviews The Book of Jude in their July 2008 issue: "Jude’s inner turmoil will resonate with readers, and the wise philosophy of living a life in the midst of loss and oppression, offered by an elderly friend, is worth the price of admission."
"Kids will love searching for the one little guy who seems to trip himself up as often as toddlers do, and truck fans will naturally pore over every busy, action-filled scene." —The Horn Book
"This delightful picture book will be popular with fans of construction stories and makes a good choice for one-on-one sharing." —School Library Journal