Please forgive me for tootin’ my own “horn”, but I’m thrilled to report that the new issue of The Horn Book Guide gives BIG MOUTH a cool thumbs up! The Horn Book Guide reviews over 2,000 titles in each semiannual issue , virtually every children’s and young adult book published in the United States in a six-month period. Here’s what it had to say about Big Mouth…
“(3) Fourteen year old Shermie Thuff dreams of being a competitive eater. Since champion eaters are thin, he enlists help from his friend, Gardo, who coaches Shermie in the quick weight-loss methods he uses as a wrestler. In this cautionary tale about food-obsessed boys with eating disorders, Halverson uses humor and a light touch to explore a serious, little-discussed issue. DE.
[Reviewer: David Elzey is working on an MFA in creative writing in children’s literature at the Vermont College and is a bookseller at the Children’s Book Shop in Brookline, Massachusetts.]
Congrats Debbie! This is great news!
Yay!!! I used to get this magazine when I was teaching and loved it. You’ll get a lot of exposure! Time to start on #3.
Congratulations Debbie! WHOO HOO way to go!