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Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Picture Books
How to Find Gold

How to Find Gold

Spring 2016 Picture Books
Ages: 2 - 5 yrs.
Author: Viviane Schwarz
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9780763681043
Hardcover Price: $16.99
Review:
With piquant humor in both words and pictures, author/illustrator Viviane Schwarz (There Are Cats in This Book, and There Are No Cats in This Book) celebrates the bonds of friendship through a treasure-seeking little girl named Anna, and Crocodile, her scaly, green bestie. Finding a fortune in buried gold will be "dangerous and difficult," and take a great deal of planning, but that's so much the better, the two friends agree. Eager to go wherever imagination takes them, the friends draw their own X-marks-the-spot treasure map and follow it into an undersea adventure of magical proportion. Schwarz's illustrations—pencil, crayon and watercolor —are a quirky delight.

Lynne Heffley   ©2016 Parents' Choice
A freelance writer and editor for the arts and non-profit organizations, Lynne is a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where she established the paper's first weekly children's arts and entertainment beat.


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