Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Picture Books


1999 Picture Books
Ages: 4 - 8 yrs.
Author: Paul Fleischman
Illustrator: Kevin Hawkes
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 07636-0006-7
Wesley is a nerd. Like many nerds, he is clever. With a little magical help, his summer project blossoms - literally - into his own civilization dubbed, "Weslandia." This alternate world is thoroughly beguiling - even to former tormenters.
Kemie Nix   ©1999 Parents' Choice
Kemie Nix is Chairman of Children's Literature for Children (CLC), a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational organization dedicated to bringing children and books together. Mrs. Nix, a senior book editor for Parents' Choice, has a remarkable sense of selecting books children love to read.

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