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Emily Jenkins, MFAC faculty, listed on Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year


Toys Meet Snow (published by Random/Schwartz & Wade with illustrations by Paul O. Zelinsky), the latest picture book by Emily Jenkins, current faculty in the MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults, has been named to the Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2015 List.

“Since Jenkins's subtitle—Being the Wintertime Adventures of a Curious Stuffed Buffalo, a Sensitive Plush Stingray, and a Book-Loving Rubber Ball—provides the gist of the story, let's cut to the chase: the snowy explorations of this trio of toys, captured in expansive detail in Zelinsky's illustrations and Jenkins's wonderfully understated wit, brim with the magic of discovery, the joy of companionship, and the beauty of seeing the world through multiple perspectives (even when one is a rubber ball that, technically, lacks eyes).” Read the rest of the review here.