Forsythia & Me (Hardcover)
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 9780374324384, 40pp.
Publication Date: January 4, 2011
Winter 2011 Kids' Next List
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Chester has always been amazed by his best friend, Forsythia. She can do the most incredible things, like tame ferocious animals at the zoo and play the piano while standing on her head. But one day when Forsythia gets sick, Chester discovers all the amazing things he can do.Vincent X. Kirsch’s charming story and whimsical illustrations will warm the heart of any reader who has ever admired a friend.
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Praise For Forsythia & Me…
“Kirsch's spindly ink drawings and lavish detailing (Forsythia's bedroom curtains are splendiferous with individually drawn flowers), along with Forsythia's preposterous achievements, evince an appealingly batty aesthetic.” —Publishers Weekly
“Kirsch’s sketchy black-and-white cartoons with splashes of color are reminiscent of those in Kay Thompson’s “Eloise” books. The illustrations, combined with the measured pace of the text, give the book an elegant air that is as timeless as its message.” —School Library Journal"The young audience will welcome the wild, imaginative play and the story of loyal friendship, all captured in the winsome ink, watercolor, and pencil illustrations." —Booklist