Synopses & Reviews
Day and night, Callie Cat ice skates on the pond in her backyard. She loves to ice skate, loves it more than chocolate cake, more than going to the mall--more than her friends can understand. That is, until the Honeybrook Ice Rink announces a contest, and everyone thinks it could be Callie's big chance! Now Callie practices day and night. She wants to win the big prize . . . doesn't she? Sometimes doing something you love is its own reward, as Eileen Spinelli's beautiful story demonstrates. Anne Kennedy's exuberant art shows a unique heroine in motion.
"A rare gem of a lesson in today's competitive, award-seeking society." Kirkus Reviews
"A rewarding picture book, from the appealing jacket art and the gently delivered message to the well-chosen last word." Booklist
"This would be an ideal read-aloud for Brownie troops or other all-girl activity groups." School Library Journal
Callie Cat loves to ice skate. When the Honeybrook Ice Rink announces a contest, everyone thinks it could be Callie's big chance! She wants to win the big prize...doesn't she?
About the Author
Eileen Spinelli is the author of many books for young readers including Peace Week in Miss Fox's Class and Miss Fox's Class Goes Green. Eileen and her husband, author Jerry Spinelli, live in Wayne, Pennsylvania. Anne Kennedy has been illustrating children's books for twenty-eight years. Her books include When Posey Peeked at Christmas and Peace Week in Miss Fox's Class. Anne and her husband, Jack, live in Ohio.