Ziggy's Blue-Ribbon Day (Hardcover)

By Claudia Mills, R. W. Alley (Illustrator)

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 9780374323523, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 14, 2005

List Price: 16.00*
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Every kid’s a winner!
Ziggy dreads track-and-field day. He isn’t good at running races or at high or long jumping. He isn’t good at throwing balls, either. Ziggy is good at drawing pictures, but there’s no picturedrawing event on track-and-field day. At least he can decorate the envelope that will hold his disappointing gray ribbons. To Ziggy’s surprise, his drawing becomes a huge hit! The kids all want their envelopes decorated by Ziggy – and offer him their blue ribbons in exchange.
Bright, animated pictures add spunk to a story about the joy of doing what one does best.

About the Author

Claudia Mills is the author of many other books. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.

R.W. Alley has illustrated over sixty books. He lives in Barrington, Rhode Island.

Praise For Ziggy's Blue-Ribbon Day

"Mills draws a neat, unaffected line under being recognized for what you do best and the unlikely venues that can serve to display your particular talent." -- Kirkus Reviews

"With his alternatively earned awards and an orange Popsicle in hand, Ziggy has to admit that track-and-field day is kind of fun after all." -- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"A heartening story for kids who don't excel on the playing field but have other talents. Alley's paintings capture the school milieu with keenly observed details and a wry humor. This upbeat picture book has broad appeal." -- Booklist

"The lively color cartoon illustrations succinctly express Ziggy's passion." -- School Library Journal