ZIGGY’S BLUE-RIBBON DAY by Claudia Mills

ZIGGY’S BLUE-RIBBON DAY

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Age Range: 4 - 7
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Poor Ziggy: Track-and-Field Day at school is a pox on his life; he isn’t good at running or throwing balls or jumping. On the other hand, he likes to draw; if they only gave a blue ribbon for drawing pictures, he sighs. Ziggy’s both right and wrong: He tanks at the sporting events, true, but he garners a whole fistful of ribbons from the other kids when they ask him to decorate the envelopes, into which they’re putting their ribbons. 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. Alley’s illustrations convey a genuine sense of Ziggy’s frustrations on the field, but also the focus and bliss that drawing brings into his life. (Picture book. 4-7)

Pub Date: Aug. 11th, 2005
ISBN: 0-374-32352-6
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 15th, 2005




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