Jess and Wiggle
About the author
By Chief, USN Ret…VT Town on August 6, 2015
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A magical and delightful book written for ages 3 – 6. The illustrations are beautiful and accompany the text plus the story rhymes which I always think is a plus. The author shows her creativity in several manners. First and foremost, the story is so cute. Toss is the fact that the author also did the drawings! Then she adds something really unique – ‘Jess with the reddish curl’ speaks in a straight line’ and Wiggle’s speech is a wiggly line. At the very end, the story is repeated in plain text.
The story itself is indeed magical. For Jess, you see, does not smile or laugh. She is also a most determined girl. Her imaginary friend, Wiggle has a mission and that is to make her smile! So, their adventure is on and what a time it is for both of them. Excellent story which I am sure the little ones will enjoy both for the illustrations and the text.
Most highly recommended and for multiple reasons.
By Grady Harp on August 21, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition
Uvi Poznansky wears a coat of many colors. Originally from Israel where she studied Architecture and Town Planning then moving to the US where she studied Computer Science and became an expert in Software Engineering, Poznansky managed to combine the design elements of two studies into unique formats. And she has accomplished the same with the other side of her brain – making visual her ideas (she is an accomplished painter, drawer, and sculptor who has enjoyed exhibitions both in Israel and in California, her present base) and making words in poetry and in short stories and children’s books.
JESS AND WIGGLE is one of her newest and freshest books yet. More concerned with the visual than the story Uvi provides all the illustrations for this delightful little rhyming tale – richly colored hand made collages as well as paintings adorn these beautiful and fanciful pages.
The story concerns young Jess who rarely smiles and never laughs until she encounters Wiggle, a ribbon like creature with whom she interacts In myriad ways in a test of who will laugh. Of course the winner is the recalcitrant Jess, but it is the artistic fun things she does with Wiggle that make the reader laugh way before Jess gives in!
This is another treasure form Uvi Poznansky – a perfect entertainment and lesson for children and adults alike. Grady Harp, August 15
By Dii on August 10, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition
Mary-Grace Bylo, 11-year-old reviewer:
Jess and wiggle is a delightful story about a young girl that never laughs or smiles until she meets a small creature named wiggle. Wiggle tries to make Jess laugh and smile, then Jess caught wiggle and refused to release him. Then wiggle takes Jess high into the air and floating around them were socks, combs, and knots. Then while Jess was telling wiggle to stop with all of crazy doings she let a laugh a small laugh and a smile.
This book is great for kids with a great imagination. I would recommend this book for children ages 8 to 9 reading it by themselves and ages 5 to 7 having it read to them. The pictures are beautiful and colorful. I liked the way you made the story rhyme.
Uvia Poznansky’s Jess and Wiggle is pure whimsy and fantasy, perfect to engage the minds and imaginations of young children with the soft and colorful pictures filled with a melange of objects, as well as young Jess and the magical Wiggle. A beautiful way to send a small child off to dreamland with gentle rhyming, soft illustrations and delicate handwriting making this entire tale a work of art to treasure for generations from a gifted artist in all she does.
We received this edition from Uvi Poznansky in exchange for our honest reviews.
By Sheila Deeth on August 11, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition
Written in a cool dancing font, sure to intrigue children and parents alike, Uvi Poznansky’s Jess and Wiggle feels like a perfect cross between my mother’s old books and my children’s new. The rhyming text is clean and smooth, easy to read aloud, and fun. The facial expressions of miserable Jess are so sweet and convincing. And the blend of old-fashioned painting and drawing with bright cut-out stylization makes for a book whose pages are truly a delight to turn.
For added enjoyment, in the kindle edition you can click on words to see them in fonts easy enough for a beginning reader to enjoy. Plus the poem’s repeated in simple text at the end. Jess and Wiggle converse, they dance, they play, and it’s all nicely vague for any care-giver to share with a child. A beautiful book for adults and children who appreciate the fun of art and words.
Disclosure: I was given a free e-copy and I offer my honest review.