As part of our anniversary celebrations, we’re kicking off a series of monthly contests to challenge the extensive Greenwillow knowledge of our readers! The first five contestants to answer all the following questions correctly will win a classic Greenwillow tea towel. Please e-mail your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org. The contest ends Monday, May 24 @ 9 AM, when the lucky winners will be announced. Put on those thinking caps!
1. Which very young Greenwillow books have been translated into many languages . . . without ever changing a word inside?
2. Academy Award Winning composer Michael Nyman (The Piano) wrote the score for a 1998 animated British television series based on what Greenwillow picture book character?
3. Which 1983 picture book can be viewed and read both right-side up:
4. In which picture book did Kevin Henkes’s ebullient Lilly make her debut? And which little-known character appears at the end of the same book? (Two answers)
5. The title character of what novel is not pictured on the U.S. jacket, but is portrayed on the cover of the following overseas editions?
6. What font (a relative of Helvetica) is a favorite of Donald Crews and Ann Jonas?
7. What 1988 picture book’s story, written and illustrated by a mother and daughter team, is told entirely through a series of postcards?
8. Mirra Ginsburg’s text of Across the Stream was inspired by which early Soviet-era surrealist and absurdist poet?
9. Which of the following authors or illustrators was not published on Greenwillow’s Fall 1975 debut list?
- Harlow Rockwell
- Byron Barton
- Peggy Parish
- Tana Hoban
- Eve Rice
- Anita Lobel
- Pat Hutchins