Ed Fotheringham’s First Book for Scholastic

  • 1/31/10

What to Do about Alice?: How Alice Roosevelt Broke the Rules, Charmed the World, and Drove her Father Teddy Crazy! by author Barbara Kerley and illustrated by Ed Fotheringham was completed in 2007 and immediately began to gather stellar reviews, even before its 2008 publication! Booklist, Kirkus, Horn Book, and the School Library Journal all gave it “starred” reviews. Publishers Weekly selected it as the Best Book of 2008 in the Children’s Picture Books category. Positive reviews in many newspapers and journals, including the New York Times Book Review, were followed by nominations for several awards. “Alice” was named as a Sibert Honor book by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association. It was the winner of the Scandiuzzi Children’s Book Award (for picture books) at the Washington State Book Awards ceremony in October of 2009. “Alice” is an Irma Simonton Black Award Honor Book (given by the esteemed Bank Street College) and will be honored in the ceremony in May of 2010. It has also been placed on the Texas Bluebonnet Master List, sponsored by the Children’s Round Table and the Texas Association of School Librarians. This engaging story of Theodore Roosevelt’s irrepressible daughter, Alice, can be purchased at amazon.com

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