I’ve just heard the news about a wonderful recognition for Didn’t We Have Fun! The book was chosen for a 2013 Honor Award from Skipping Stones magazine, as one of twelve books selected for the Multicultural & International Books category.
This nonprofit magazine is circulated nationally to students and teachers and focused on promoting multicultural understanding and ecological awareness.
In the year of our 25th Anniversary, we recognize 25 outstanding books and teaching resources with the Skipping Stones Honor Awards.
The honored books promote an understanding of cultures, cultivate cooperation and encourage a deeper understanding of the world’s diversity.
They also encourage ecological richness, respect for multiple viewpoints and close relationships within human societies.
We believe these unique titles offer an exciting way to explore and understand cultures, places, societies and their histories.
For book reviews, please visit: www.SkippingStones.org
A full list of the recipients of the 2013 Honor Award (Multicultural category) can be found here at Crickhollow Books, the publisher of Didn’t We Have Fun!
Co-author Hilda Robinson currently is featured at the Richmond Art Center in a solo show, in conjunction with the art museum’s annual exhibition titled “The Art of Living Black.”
The Art Of Living Black
17th Annual Bay Area Black Artists Exhibition
Artist Reception: Sat, Feb. 9, 2–5 pm
Artist Panel Discussions: Feb. 9, 12–2 p.m. and Feb. 16, 12–2 p.m.
Hilda Robinson: Didn’t We Have Fun!
Corresponding Workshop: Mar. 2, 11–3 p.m.
Exhibition Exploration – Celebrating Life & Culture in Oil Pastel with Hilda Robinson
Didn’t We Have Fun! is a vibrant, colorful children’s picture book that looks at African-American family life and culture, seen through the eyes of a celebrated artist. The text is by Jeff Kunkel, based on interviews with Hilda.
The images of family life, reading, studying, chores, playground games, and neighborhood social events are rich and warmly drawn in a jazzy, impressionistic style.
“Anyone from any background will be able to relate to the celebration of childhood, family nurturing, faith, love and community expressed in this book. You will treasure it for a lifetime.”
– Dr. Terri Renee Jett
Didn’t We Have Fun
by Hilda Robinson & Jeff Kunkel
Crickhollow Books • July 2012
Picture Book / African-American Life & Culture
Trade Hardcover (laminated cover)
48 pages • 28 illus. • 10” x 10” • Ages 5 and up
$19.95 • ISBN 978-1-933987-17-0
This is a website for Jeff Kunkel; the site is under construction (by Philip Martin, Great Lakes Literary).
Stop back soon for more about his published books and works-in-progress.