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We are pleased to announce that “Hattie and the Higgledy Piggledy Hedge” was the Finalist at The Georgia Author of the Year Awards 2013.
Hattie visits her grandparents hoping to become a better artist by painting all week with her talented grandmother. Instead, grandfather asks her to help him in the garden every day. While thinking no one notices, she releases her special artistic talents as she cuts the hedge in the garden. Children can relate to a visit with grandparents. The author uses repetition of lines as each day of the week passes. Younger readers enjoy repeating lines in a story, which also hold their attention. The author uses various descriptive words to engage readers using a few sentences on each page with large colorful illustrations. The story holds the reader’s attention from the beginning to the surprise ending. This is a well written and well illustrated book that will engage the younger readers.
Grady Thrasher, author of the award winning children’s series “The Adventures of Tim and Sally”, made the following comment on “Hattie and the Higgledy Piggledy Hedge.”
“Carol Bland Dolson’s captivating story, beautifully illustrated by Elaine Hearn Rabun, joyfully engages readers of all ages in a young girl’s pursuit of art and gardening while visiting her grandparents at their country home.”
The Adventures of Tim and Sally