Maine Coon Cat information, Trout. “My Cat, Maine Coon Cat,” a picture book explained by Brett and written by Sandy Ferguson Fuller, was just given a silver reward in the Picture Book, ages 4-8, the category of the 2011 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards. Trout accepted as the ideal for many of the book’s rich, specific figures of coon cats, with their thick hair and tufted intervals.
“My Cat, Maine Coon Cat,” tells the story, in educated rhyming lines, of a girl who uses humor, self-control, and self-sacrifice to encourage a cat over the course of a day. Brett’s wonderful watercolors bring beauty and life to the cat, as he tracks dragonflies, leaves from a dog, and eventually, finds a new home.
This signals the second honorable year an Islandport Publishers children’s book has won a Moonbeam Award and is one of three this year. Also in 2011 Dahlov Ipcar’s “Farmyard Alphabet” deserved a bronze reward in the Board Book kind and “Mercy,” by Portland artist Sarah Thomson, was awarded a silver medal in the Young Adult — Fear/Secret category. Last year, “The Fish House Door,” written by Robert Baldwin and illuminated by Astrid Sheckels, received the gold medal award in the Picture Book, All Ages, category.
The Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards are dedicated to bring developed appreciation to typical children’s books and their producers and to celebrate children’s books and permanent reading.
Jeannie Brett has also represented children’s books for Michigan-based Dormant Bear Press: “L is for Lobster, A Maine Alphabet”; “Casting for Numbers, A Maine Numbers Book”; “M is for Mayflower, A Massachusetts Alphabet”; and “One if by Land, A Massachusetts Numbers Book.” She has also written and drawn “Little Maine” and decorated “Little New York” and “Little Pennsylvania,” “Little North Carolina” and “Little Pennsylvania,” state-themed board books of rhyming problems. Brett has lived in Maine for more than three decades. She served the School of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
Sandy Ferguson Fuller has satisfied her whole expert life in the fun world of children’s books, basically motivated as a student of Maurice Sendak at Yale. She is the author of “Moon Loon,” “Out In The Night,” “Hannah And The Absolute Picture Pony,” and “The BLUES Go Birding” category. Her work demands affecting many hats, including picture book author, illustrator, learned assistant, bookseller, and publishing expert.