Books Me First

"Kornell looks at how cutthroat competition and bragging rights can define a sibling relationship, using the same quiet incisiveness and narrative restraint that made his debut, Bear With Me, so impressive."
-- Publishers Weekly on Me First

"Kornell’s acrylic ink drawings burst with color. Martha, Hal, and their parents are depicted as very expressive donkeys; William Steig’s Sylvester and his folks are a good comparison."
-- Horn Book Reviews on Me First

"Kornell’s [characters] live in a gloriously bucolic setting, as evocative as a woodblock print burnished with the light of sunset."
-- Kirkus on Me First

Bear With Me

"[Kornell] sets a sweetly plaintive mood that makes even the expected happy ending quietly gratifying."
-- Publishers Weekly on Bear With Me

"This charming offering can be enjoyed even by those whose families are staying just the way they are."
-- School Library Journal on Bear With Me

"A sweet and refreshing spin on the old new-sibling plot."
-- Kirkus on Bear With Me

"It was so good. I want to read it every day."
-- Jack, 2nd Grader on Bear With Me

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