My Horn Book Guide arrived in today’s mail. I was elated to see that Wolfsnail: A Backyard Predator earned a superior rating. The review is a slightly shortened version of the review in the July issue of The Horn Book Magazine. Books that are rated outstanding (1) or superior (2) are set apart with a bold triangle. In my early years of writing for children, I studied each guide thoroughly. I marked dozens of pages with sticky notes or turned down corners and then I borrowed (from the library) or bought books for my boys based on the reviews. It gives me quite a thrill to have my work included in one of the sources I use to identify quality children’s books. I feel so lucky to have my first book appreciated in this way. I hope my next will find an eager audience, too.