“Loon” was short listed for the 2012 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award in the Children’s Picture Book category. The book was illustrated by SONSI member Karen Reczuch. The jurors in these awards are young readers. This year, the jurors are students at Parkdale Public School in Toronto. Five students in Grade Two will select the final winner for the Picture Book category. The winners will be announced on May 31.

One of the original acrylic paintings which Karen did for the book was on display at the SONSI Exhibit 2012.