Forsythia & Me (Hardcover)

By Vincent X. Kirsch

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 9780374324384, 40pp.

Publication Date: January 4, 2011

List Price: 16.99*
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Winter 2011 Kids' Next List

“Forsythia is a daring and amazingly talented friend. When she turns up under the weather one day, her admiring friend Chester musters his own talents and aids in her recovery. If you love quirky, you'll love this fun friendship story. A good book for 'older' picture book readers, and the illustrations are a treat for all ages!”
— Angela K Sherrill, 57th Street Books, Chicago, IL
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Description

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.



About the Author

Vincent X. Kirsch is the author and illustrator of "Natalie & Naughtily" and "Two Little Boys From Toolittle Toys. "He grew up in a very snowy place where the sight of forsythia in the spring amazed him. He now lives in New York City.


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