Monday, December 6, 2010

Alfie got a gold seal!


ALFIE is pretty excited. He's received a 2010 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award! ("Given to outstanding new products that enhance the lives of children.")

Here's what the committee had to say:
"A little gem of a story about a boy who wants to keep his old shoes. When his mother does not give in, Alfie announces he is going to run away. In one loving scene after another his mother makes sure that he will have everything he needs--water, a flashlight, batteries, peanut butter and crackers, his pillow and bear. Finally Alfie takes off. Though the ending is predictable, it is also reassuring. The drawings capture the youthful vitality of this spirited boy and the moments of bitter sweetness that make it both meaningful and memorable. "

Thank you for noticing ALFIE, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio!!

8 comments:

Amy June Bates said...

Woo-Hoo! Nice job

JaneAlexandra said...

Well done! I'm so excited for you.

Paul Hoppe said...

Congratulations L! That's so well deserved!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Whooooooooooot!!!!Congrats, Congrats, Congrats!!! Oh man what a way to end the year Lauren. Oh you better know that I am beaming with such pride over this!!! YOU GO GIRL he he he he!!! Well done! Yeah, yeah, I know that I'm yelling, but I can't help it. This is great news. I hope you get more medals and awards then your little hands can hold. Better put them away though cause lil' Ray is on his way over to your apartment. You might want to put your very important things out of the way! He's a real messy boy. Merry Christmas to you.
Hugs
V

Julia Sarcone-Roach said...

Congratulations Lauren! This is wonderful!

Maribeth said...

Congrats to you, Lauren! What a great recognition!

Selina Alko said...

You GO! I guess I just missed getting my copy with the fancy seal... :)

Lauren Castillo said...

Thanks everyone!