TOON Level 1 books have won the following awards and distinctions:
The collection covers all these
Wordless stories are a great way to engage young readers by making them describe what is happening in their own words. Our wordless books have simple panel-to-panel progression and easy-to-read sound effects, making them especially attractive to the youngest readers.
Featured Author: Ivan Brunetti
Ivan Brunetti is an art teacher as well as an artist and a cartoonist. His drawings have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, and McSweeney's, among other publications. Ivan has published many acclaimed books for adults, including Cartooning: Philosophy and Practice. Wordplay, his first book for children, shows kids how to imagine compound words as the words that comprise them. His second children's book, 3x4, also encourages kids to visualize playfully--this time with numbers.
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Giggle and Learn by Kevin McCloskey
Kevin McCloskey is the author of the critically acclaimed TOON Books “Giggle and Learn” series and an illustration professor at Pennsylvania’s Kutztown University. His first TOON Book, We Dig Worms, was described as “a winning combination of facts and gross-out fun” by The New York Times. His wife (a librarian!) asked for a fun worm book to read at the library, so he came up with an informative and silly story that evolved into a now beloved series of four.