The Blue Ribbon Day

The Blue Ribbon Day


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The Blue Ribbon Day by Katie Couric, Marjorie Priceman, Katherine Couric

Katie Couric, admired and loved by millions of viewers of The Today Show and Dateline, won a whole new generation of fans with The Brand New Kid, her first book for children. A story about the need for tolerance, it debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list and remained there for many weeks.

In her new book, Couric explores an aspect of childhood that will resonate with kids and parents alike. Once again featuring Ellie McSnelly and Carrie O'Toole, the winning pair of friends introduced in The Brand New Kid, the girls tackle American children's favorite pastime — soccer — and the disappointment of not being picked for the team. Couric's simple story will comfort and reassure every child who has set his or her heart on joining a sports team, getting a part in the school play, or winning a class election only to be let down. More importantly, children will learn the invaluable lesson that everyone has a talent waiting to be discovered. Illustrated by the award-winning artist Marjorie Priceman, this is an ideal gift. Like Dr. Seuss's Oh,the Places You'll Go!, it is sure to be a treasured favorite in every family's library.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385501422
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/19/2004
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.38(w) x 10.31(h) x 0.31(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

KATIE COURIC has been a coanchor of NBC News’s Today since 1991, and in that position she has covered a variety of national and international events and fascinating people. She is also a contributing anchor for the newsmagazine Dateline NBC. Couric has received a number of prestigious awards, including six Emmys and a George Foster Peabody Award for her series “Confronting Colon Cancer,” a subject for which she is a major spokesperson and advocate. A native of Arlington, Virginia, she lives in New York with her two daughters.

MARJORIE PRICEMAN is an award-winning author and illustrator of children’s books. Her work includes Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin, a Caldecott Honor book; Emeline at the Circus, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book; How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World, an ALA Notable Book and Reading Rainbow Featured Selection; It’s Me, Marva; Princess Picky; and My Nine Lives by Clio. She lives in Pennsylvania.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
When a child is rejected for something he or she really wants, they feel terrible. But, they must be reassured that success is just around the corner - always!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I watched Katie on Today this morning reading to youngsters as Al showed the illustrations. I was enthralled! I actually had tears in my eyes because as a parent, I have lived this book with my children!