By B.D. Cottleston
Illustrated by Marcin Piwowarski
Age 5 to 8
Kids learn early that life is full of inexplicable rules, age an arbitrary barrier to their hedonistic pursuits. In this quirky, clever story, our young protagonist wonders about the oft-evoked and never seen person who enjoys so many privileges. “Why are some things just for Ana Dalt?” she wonders. “When we’re watching TV and a scary movie is starting, you can be pretty sure that’s the time I’m departing. ‘This is for Ana Dalt!’ is what’s always said.” Artist Marcin Piwowarski’s energetic illustrations sock home the story, vividly and comedically depicting childhood indignation.