Award and Acknowledgement


Epic results are in for The USA News "Best Books of 2011" Ivan Becomes a Hero — honored as an Award Finalist in Children's Religious Category.


Ivan Becomes a Hero received judges' critiques from Benjamin Franklin Award in Three categories entered: cover design, children's book and interior design.

Below are excerpts from judges' comments:

  1. (children's book judges' comments)
    • Rank #4 Wonderful cover; great coloring and very enticing.  Ilustrations are vibrant with wonderful coloration.......Nice inspirational book.
    • Text flows easily from beginning to middle to end.  Title defines the book clearly and cover art is appealing and relates well to text as it shows the main character with his sweet brown eyes.  The story itself is not exceptionally original, but it is a sweet one and full of lessons for the young.  Ilustrations are color appropriate and vivid.
  2. (cover design judges' comments) 
      • Great cover. Rank 4
      • Wonderful colors and animals and a great story tool!  So hard to pick a winner this year.
  3. (interior design: 3 or more colors/ judge's  comment)
    • Colors are vivid- very pleasing to the eye. Children will be engrossed.