The results just came in. Anders Roseberg won “Best of State 2018” in Arts and Entertainment for Children’s Books.
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In the book, The Wondrous Wandering Acrobats Show, author Anders Roseberg has compiled a collection of colorful circus posters. These vintage illustrations were all created over one hundred years ago and the resulting compilation is a sheer joy to behold. But the crowning glory of this expressive children’s picture book is the clever and witty rhymes which serve as a narrative for each page of this captivating book. Children will be enraptured by page after page of fanciful illustrations which are both entertaining and wonderfully nostalgic. Recommended for home and school libraries, The Wondrous Wandering Acrobats Show is recommended for home and school libraries and has earned the Literary Classics Seal of Approval.
“Mr. Roseberg has brilliantly unveiled the secret adventures of the Sandman and what goes on when we sleep. Through the eyes of a young sleeping Priscilla, one is soon exposed to a land of custard cream moats, jelly bean raindrops and pancake trampolines.
‘Priscilla and the Sandman’ is a precious and entertaining story, based on Mr. Roseberg’s clever imagination and an experience he had while rocking his own baby daughter to sleep while singing. It is no secret that parents often have a challenging time getting their children to go to sleep. Mr. Roseberg is quick to demonstrate such is not the case while reading ‘Priscilla and the Sandman’. By the turn of the last page, through the clever, engaging written verses, a child is certain to visit Mr. Sandman in his land of sugar-coated dreams, as they drift off to sleep.
Mr. Parajes, along with Mr. Roseberg give Willy Wonka a run for his chocolate factory money with their illustrations in ‘Priscilla and the Sandman’. The drawings are not only delicious, some are quite decadent, too. The popcorn, gummy bears and marshmallows almost tempt one to sample the page. ”
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Mihaela Pop, From Words to Worlds says,
“Parents tell stories to children to open their minds and their hearts, so the story before bedtime is not an insignificant routine but a tradition that brings bonding, positive energy and a powerful impulse to imagination.
The land of sweets is not an invitation to an unhealthy food consuming behaviour but a presentation of how children’s imagination works, a representation of their creative and prolific mind.”
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