DRESSING UP THE STARS pre-release reviews! Pub Date: 9/20


I'm beyond excited!! Our book, Dressing Up the Stars - The Story of Movie Costume Designer, releases NEXT week! We've received SO many wonderful reviews. My heart overflows.


TRADE REVIEWS


JUL 1, 2022 Booklist / *STARRED review / LINK

AUG 29, 2022 Publishers Weekly / LINK


“Hollywood costume designer Edith Head may not seem like an obvious choice for a children’s biography, but she quickly proves herself an ideal subject, largely due to how well Harvey anchors the story in Edith’s childhood … Pattern, texture, and design are key in Toledano’s mixed-media artwork, which often uses white backgrounds to emphasize Head’s passion for these very elements, and the charming, childlike quality of the illustrations will appeal greatly to young readers. Together, the art and storytelling capture Head’s belief in the transformative magic of costumes, which will certainly strike a chord with dress-up enthusiasts.” BOOKLIST, starred review “Celebratory … Combined with starry-eyed prose, the result is a glamorous life story with a Hollywood ending.” PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

“Lovers of classic mid twentieth century cinema will be enthralled with this coverage of Head's challenging and interesting life.” YOUNG ADULT BOOKS CENTRAL “Focusing on Edith Head’s headstrong desire to succeed at costumes, Dressing Up the Stars offers a glimpse into the creativity and sheer determination of a famous costume designer. The illustrations by Diana Toledano are colorful and whimsical, showing Edith Head at work and daydreaming of success. Some illustrations are sketched so that they almost pop off the page in a 3D style, and hold some interesting details that children will appreciate.” THIS BLISS LIFE Dressing Up the Stars is a beautifully illustrated inspirational children's book that is great for kids who like fashion design and movies. It's so nice to discover nonfiction books that contain factual information presented in a way that even little ones will enjoy.” MAMA LIKES THIS


Publicity

NATIONAL ONLINE

MAY 9, 2022 Mr. Schu Reads / Cover Reveal and Interview / LINK

JUN 23, 2022 WhatWasOn... / Author interview and book mention / LINK

AUG 6, 2022 Hitchcock Master / Author interview / LINK

AUG 30, 2022 Mama Likes This / Book Review / LINK

SEP 1, 2022 Jael's Just Reading / Blog Tour / Book Review / LINK

SEP 1, 2022 BookHounds YA / Blog Tour / Excerpt / LINK

SEP 1, 2022 The Children's Book Council / Round-up with book mention / Hot Off the Press: September 2022 / LINK

SEP 3, 2022 Young Adult Books Central / Blog Tour / Excerpt / LINK

SEP 4, 2022 Just Another Teen Reading Books / Blog Tour / Book Review / LINK

SEP 5, 2022 Books Are Magic Too / Blog Tour / Book Feature / LINK

SEP 5, 2022 One More Exclamation / Blog Tour / Book Review / LINK

SEP 7, 2022 Young Adult Books Central / Book Review / LINK

SEP 7, 2022 Little Red Reads / Blog Tour / Book Feature / LINK

SEP 8, 2022 Two Points of Interest / Blog Tour / Book Review / LINK

SEP 9, 2022 This Bliss Life / Book Review / LINK

SEP 9, 2022 Nerdophiles / Blog Tour / Book Feature / LINK

SEP 9, 2022 The TeachingBooks Blog / Giveaway / Contest / LINK

SEP 10, 2022 Two Chicks On Books / Blog Tour / Excerpt / LINK

SEP 12, 2022 Pick A Good Book / Blog Tour / Book Review / LINK

SEP 13, 2022 Write. Read. Live. / Blog Tour / Book Review / LINK

SEP 14, 2022 A Backwards Story / Blog Tour / Book Review / LINK

SEP 14, 2022 Geek Vibes Nation / Author interview / LINK

SEP 15, 2022 Nonbinary Knight Reads and Reviews / Blog Tour / Book Review / LINK

SEP 16, 2022 For The Love of the Page / Blog Tour / Book Review / LINK

SEP 19, 2022 Book Q&As with Deborah Kalb / Author interview

SEP 19, 2022 Young Adult Books Central / Author interview

SEP 19, 2022 Mutually Inclusive / Author interview

OCT 4, 2022 Unleashing Readers / Book Review

JUN 14, 2023 LitLinks / Guest Post

DATE TK Picture Book Look Podcast / Author, illustrator, and editor interview

DATE TK Geeks Out / Author interview


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SEP 1, 2022 @jael_and_jenessa_reads / Blog Tour / LINK

SEP 2, 2022 @bookhounds / Blog Tour / LINK

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SEP 5, 2022 @booksaremagictoo / Blog Tour / LINK

SEP 5, 2022 @Lyon.Brit.andthebookshelf / Bookstagram Tour / LINK

SEP 5, 2022 @oliviathelibrarian / Bookstagram Review / LINK

SEP 6, 2022 @djreadsbooks / Bookstagram Tour / LINK

SEP 6, 2022 @onemoreexclamation / Blog Tour / LINK

SEP 7, 2022 @celiamcmahonreads / Bookstagram Tour / LINK

SEP 7, 2022 @littleredreadz / Blog Tour / LINK

SEP 8, 2022 @ecocraftkids / Bookstagram / LINK

SEP 8, 2022 @readingonfordearlife / Bookstagram Tour / LINK

SEP 9, 2022 @sheafandink / Bookstagram Tour / LINK

SEP 9, 2022 @thisblisslife / Bookstagram / LINK

SEP 12, 2022 @pickagoodbook / Blog Tour / LINK

SEP 12, 2022 @bookish_sbe / Bookstagram Tour / LINK

SEP 13, 2022 @onemused / Bookstagram Tour / LINK

SEP 13, 2022 @ohthebookswelove / Bookstagram / LINK

SEP 13, 2022 @thesmilelines_lauren / Bookstagram / LINK

SEP 14, 2022 @just_another_mother_with_books / Bookstagram Tour / LINK

SEP 15, 2022 @agingerlyreview / Bookstagram Tour / LINK

SEP 15, 2022 @alwaysastorybook / Bookstagram / LINK

SEP 16, 2022 @beachesandreads / Bookstagram Tour / LINK