A Year of Good News

By Martin Smatana (Author)


Pub Date 4/25/2023

ISBN 9781914912498

Format Hardcover Picture Book



A Year of Good News

by Martin Smatana
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A heartwarming collection of 52 storiesone for each week of the yearto make you feel a little bit better about the world we live in, accompanied by unique illustrations made from recycled fabric.
Are you one of those people who feel that over the last few years we have had more than our fair share of bad news? This fabulous gift book is a perfect antidote to bad news stories. Filled with happiness and positivity, it celebrates the good things in life, and puts a smile on any reader's face!
Fans of positive news shows like Some Good News with John Krasinski will find similarly cheerful and comforting content in this book, while readers of all ages who enjoyed the unique fabric art illustrations of Salley Mavor or the Cozy Classics series will appreciate Martin Smatana’s art made from upcycled scraps of cloth.
“A cheerful and comforting assortment of stories.” —Kirkus Reviews

“The spirit of the book is similar to Sophie Blackall’s Things to Look Forward To . . . . Unique, beautiful textile art.” —School Library Journal

“Illustrated with fabric swatches and remnants, the book is a delightful and charming addition to your child’s summer reading list. Inspire the entire family with A Year of Good News.” —Daily Mom
“Reading and talking about one of these stories each week—maybe make it a part of a Friday night family dinner—is a terrific way to teach children (and remind ourselves) to look for the helpers, as Mister Rogers said.” —Greenville News

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MARTIN SMATANA is an animated filmmaker. He has spent many years leading animation workshops for children. His debut film, Rosso Papavero, won 13 international awards. In January 2019, he finished his graduation stop-motion film for children, The Kite. The film was awarded the first prize at Animarkt Pitching Forum 2017 in Lodz, Poland.​

Title Details

Pages 112 pages, all in color

Trim 9 x 9 x 0 Inches

Territories WENG

Category Picture Books

Age Range 7 and up

Carton Quantity 24