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On October 24, 2009 at the SCBWI Ventura/Santa Barbara Writer's Day, Jody won Most Promising Manuscript Award in the picture book category for I Wished For Persimmon Pudding and Mama Got Bees.

This is what the judges had to say:
“As if the title were not intriguing enough, the first line of this charming story immediately draws the reader in and never lets go: I was ready to blow out the candles of my favorite chocolate cake when Pop said ‘Stop! Wish for persimmon pudding, Kobe, quick.’ Patience reaps reward is the theme of this interesting tale of how one family chooses to raise persimmon trees from seed.  It’s a long wait for that first taste of persimmon pudding, but well-worth the journey. With a recipe to come, this is indeed a tasty treat.  Congratulations.”


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