Copyright ©2015 Words by Brenda Faatz and Peter Trimarco. Illustrations by Peter Trimarco Revised Pub date; April 19, 2016
Lizzy Character ©2015 • Available in Hardcover - ISBN 9780997085105 [Children’s fiction – ages 4-8]
Library of Congress Control Number: 2015919850
AVAILABLE THROUGH: MIDPOINT TRADE DISTRIBUTION, INGRAM, BAKER & TAYLOR, FOLLET
FOREWARD REVIEWS Clarion Rating - 5 STARS
Perfect for children in transitional stages, Lizzy’s story of adapting to a new school is charming and hopeful.
Vibrant illustrations and an engaging main character help young readers explore themes of resilience, courage, and perseverance…
READERS FAVORITE - 5 STARS
In It’s Just So..., a children’s book by Brenda Faatz and Peter Trimarco, there is quite a whole lot going on. Children’s books are almost defined by the near necessity to coordinate a pleasing complement of both words and pictures, but rarely do the creators see fit to multi-layer such a project in anticipation of the reader “growing older.” In other words, to make their work speak differently to children of different ages. Such a challenge would seem a wee bit risky, but success is often its own reward.
A rhyming, read-aloud debut children’s book that tracks the mercurial adventures of a young girl during her first day at a new school in this richly illustrated tale.
MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW
With "It's Just So..." featuring a combination of Brenda Faatz's thoroughly engaging and charming story and the colorfully comedic artwork of Peter Trimarco, the result is a thoroughly entertaining read for children ages 4 to 8, and a highly recommended addition to family, preschool, elementary school, and community library picture book collections.
THE CHILDREN’S BOOK REVIEW
From the playful words and vocabulary expansion to the exploration of what a first day of school might bring, “It’s Just So…,” the first in a new picture book series, is a fun choice for elementary school aged children―particularly first and second graders that may be changing schools.