Little, Brown Books for Young Readers is one of the smartest (and oldest) publishing houses in New York. Frank is busily working on his fourth book for this distinguished imprint – he is proud to be a Little, Brown author.
In Outstanding in the Rain, Viva conveys a kind of humane sophistication, inviting us to see the unity in people and things that are, on one level, completely and totally different — and to have some smart, jazzy fun at the same time.
The New York Times
The New York Times – 10 Best Illustrated Books of 2011 (Along a Long Road)
“The Book Review annually asks a panel of judges to choose 10 New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books from among the thousands of children’s books published during the calendar year.”
This is one of those rare picture books that deserves a place not only on a child’s bookshelf but in an art museum – and would be equally at home in both.
The Boston Globe (Along a Long Road)
A terrific debut from Viva, an award-winning illustrator and frequent cover artist for The New Yorker, this sleek and stylish travelogue follows a lone cyclist on a continuous path that runs from first page to last.
The New York Times (Along a Long Road)
Illustrated with the joyous aesthetic of a Matisse cut-paper collage, the story works gracefully both ways, and children will love following the character as it ventures away from home in one version, then back to the security of its family in the other. “A Long Way Away” delivers an exciting out-and-back adventure while proving there’s still room for invention in the nondigital book format.
The New York Times (A Long Way Away)
Intelligently conceived and handsomely executed, it’s a potential classic.
Publishers Weekly (A Long Way Away)