TH Alum Jennifer Sattler's new children's book "Sylvie"

"Sylvie," a children's book written by Tower Hill alum Jennifer Sattler (Gordon - class of '86) will be published by Random House May 26, 2009.

“You are what you eat” is more than just a saying for Sylvie the flamingo. Dissatisfied with the sameness of her family when contrasted with the rest of the world, she asks her Mama why flamingos are all pink. The answer—“the little shrimp we eat are pink”—leads her to seek more colorful things to eat, with hilarious results. Sylvie is one endearing flamingo, sure to capture readers’ hearts with her exuberant style. The artwork masterfully captures each of Sylvie’s emotions in both facial expression and body language. Sattler’s message is delivered effectively without being preachy. This will be a hit in just about every setting. (Picture book. 3-7)

“There is a surprise ending that will surely induce giggles from kids. Sattler’s art steals the show; the colors are eye-popping and vibrant, right to the swirling bright endpapers. As Sylvie changes colors the background changes hues as well. This title is sure to create storytime magic.”