Foreword INDIES - Silver

June 24, 2017 "It's Just So" was awarded the silver for "Best Children's Picture Book" for 2016.

"Perfect for children in transitional stages, Lizzy’s story of adapting to a new school is charming and hopeful. Vibrant illustrations and an engaging main character help young readers explore themes of resilience, courage, and perseverance in Brenda Faatz’s It’s Just So …"

Reader's Favorite - 5 STARS -"Lizzy is a wonderful role model for children to emulate as she allows her trepidations to slide under the waves of a new perspective. By opening herself to the FANTASTICAL, not to mention the SCIENCE-SATIONAL, any new experience can become, quite simply, magical, like this wonderfully illustrated, wonderfully worded, wonderfully messaged book, which is just so ..."

 

Mom's Choice Award - Gold

May 15, 2017 "It's Just So Little!" was awarded the Mom's Choice Award - Gold.

KIRKUS REVIEW - An appealing tale for an expanding family.
A picture-book sequel continues to explore the life of a rambunctious, redheaded protagonist as she prepares to become a big sister.  While there is a plethora of picture books dealing with the issue of becoming an older sibling, this one breaks the mold …Lizzy is a cute and relatable protagonist, someone who wants to be an effective helper and a reliable sister. This delightful volume will likely remain a staple for readers anticipating a new baby.

FOREWORD - CLARION 5 STARS -" It’s Just So … Little! is the perfect book to ease children into having a new sibling."