Pidge Takes The Stage Reviews

School Librarian says… 

“I want to extend appreciation for the engaging visit by Mrs. Grimes in presenting her books about the adventures of Pidge.  It was fascinating to hear the intertwining of personal history with the values she is instilling through this ‘middle-child’. The students at Holy Family Catholic Academy were attentive and asked some insightful questions, which speaks to the level of engagement with one’s audience. In collaboration with her illustrator, Mrs. Grimes has presented two interesting books with which the elementary students can relate and enjoy. The gift of the many copies of Pidge Takes the Stage was an added bonus!” – Lucy Sawczyn

School Teacher says…

“Second grade really enjoyed the book “Pidge.”  After returning to class, we discussed it as a class and the kids were surprised that Michelle was once a kid too.   All in all, we fell in love with Pidge.” – Yali

Holy Family Staff says…

“A very big THANK YOU from the Staff and students of Holy Family  for a fantastic, inspirational visit to our school. The  Kindergarteners especially enjoyed meeting you Mrs. Grimes and listening to the adventures of Pidge. They were pleasantly surprised to receive a personalized signed copy of their own. (As if meeting you in person was not enough.)   They were fascinated with the “making a book” process. It inspired them to begin writing their own  stories. Many thanks  to you and your foundation for fostering a love for reading and books.” – Amy Ramos

St. Mary of Carmel Catholic School Teacher says…

“The kids thoroughly enjoyed our author visit with Michelle Grimes. We read aloud every day in Kindergarten but it was something special to put a face to the name on the cover and hear the actual author share her story and process with us.” – Mrs. Danielle Lundstrom

Where is Pidge? Reviews 

Pat Conroy says…

“Michelle Grimes’ children’s book Where is Pidge? is a book for the ages. I know of no American writer who didn’t fall in love with language by hearing children’s books read to us by our parents. Michelle’s book is charming, funny, and delightful. It is so full of family love that you’ll want to buy it for every child you know. It has the look, feel, and smell of a classic about it. You’ve got to buy Where is Pidge? for the child in your life.”

Kirkus Indie Book Review says…

“A funny story, a reassuring message, and a clever, creative design; highly recommended.”

Bernie Schein, author of If Holden Caulfield Were in Your Classroom and Famous All Over Town, says…

“Where is Pidge” is so delightful, so delicious, at once so true and heartfelt and loving, so tender, poignant and welcoming, that you just want to go back to it, touching and caressing the fantastic words and illustrations like you would the face of a child, immersing yourself in the story, in her family. And What a family! It’s huge. And poor, forlorn Pidge, stuck in the middle, feels left out, only to discover, stuck in the laundry chute while trying to run away, just how much her family needs her, just how important and valuable she is; in short, that to give is to receive. Sibling rivalry, having to share our parents, leaves us hurt and lonely–no question-but it teaches us to share, which returns us, as it does Pidge, to the family fold. What I love about Where Is Pidge is there’s not an iota of cynicism or clever-cute irony in it. It’s just an old-fashioned children’s story: innocence lost, innocence regained. It’s healthy. It’s honest. It’s loving. It’s lovely. Get it now.”