Jess and Wiggle by Uvi Poznansky

Jess and Wiggles children novel

Jess and Wiggles


Jess and Wiggle

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Beautifully illustrated, this book is for your child and for the child in you. It is a journey of discovery and adventure, with a little girl called jess and her imaginary friend who challenges her to give him a smile.
You could hop, you could lop,
Spin around like a top
Jess would not give a hoot
If you stood on one foot!
For with her, it was simple
Not a smile – not a dimple!
You could huff, you could puff
Jess would not even laugh
Written in rhyme, this is a story about a little girl who rarely smiles, till the day she meets Wiggle, an imaginary creature with whom she is having a contest: who will be the one to burst in laughter first?

About the author

Uvi Poznansky
Uvi Poznansky is a California-based author, poet and artist. “I paint with my pen,” she says, “and write with my paintbrush.” She received a Fellowship grant and a Teaching Assistantship from the Architecture department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where she earned her M.A. in Architecture. Then, taking a sharp turn in her education, she earned her M.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Michigan. Uvi writes across a variety of genres: Apart From Love (literary fiction), The David Chronicles (historical fiction), Rise to Power (historical fiction), A Peek at Bathsheba (historical romance), The Edge of Revolt((historical fiction), A Favorite Son (biblical fiction), Home (poetry), Twisted (dark fantasy) Now I Am Paper (children’s book) andJess and Wiggle (children’s book.)
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~~Jess the Determined Girl and Wiggle her Imaginary Friend~~

By Chief, USN Ret…VT Town TOP 500 REVIEWER on August 6, 2015

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase

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.

‘That was chutzpa, plain and simple’

By Grady Harp HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE 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

Dream-like fantasy for young children

By Dii TOP 500 REVIEWER 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.

My Review
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.

Fun with style for child and care-giver to enjoy

By Sheila Deeth VINE VOICE 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.

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  1. Kathy F – Kate, I thought I would check your wsiebte tonight just to see what you were up to and what a surprise I got. I have been waiting to see some pictures of Noah. These pictures are so precious! What a cutie, and I love all the props. Congrats to Jess and Dan, Noah is so adorable! You guys look great, too!

  2. On a personal note, my MIL just mentioned to my wife that we were right in deciding not to buy in 2006 when we got married.Tough swimming up stream there for a while……my mother is next to admit it ….everyone thought we needed money or didn’t have enough savings….looking back its easy to say it was easy, but its tough when everyone is telling you your crazy

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