"Author Joan Calder did an amazing job with her book Airplanes in the Garden. Her colorful children’s book,
illustrated by Cathy Quiel, and designed by Isaac Hernández, has won numerous awards, including the Learning Magazine 2013 Teachers’
Choice for Children’s Books Award, the 2013 Mom’s Choice Awards and Creative Child Magazine 2012 Award for Kids Storybooks. "
- Nancy Black - Editor, columnist, co-owner of Mercury Press International.
"(The) Book has been a great addition to the shop, everyone is most taken with it. And thank you so much for signing them!"
- Mary Beth - Arbor House Gift Shop at the National Arboretum.
"We really enjoyed your book...it's a great story and so educational at the same time...the illustrations are beautiful."
-The Story Nook.
"Bright, colorful, whimsical creatures abound in Bonnie's garden, where she discovers two
monarch caterpillars on milkweed, and watches as one becomes a butterfly. In addition to the story,
garden tips are included about how to attract monarchs to your garden, so you too can watch the magic of caterpillars turn into butterflies."
— Loretta Lutman, Author of The Ugly Caterpillar
"The magic of metamorphosis as seen through the eyes of a child. A captivating and colorful story for the whole family to share and enjoy."
— Judy Burris & Wayne Richards, authors of The Life Cycles of Butterflies & The Secret Lives of Backyard Bugs
“Quiel’s beautifully designed illustrations are fresh, vibrant, playful, and eye-catching—perfect for capturing
the imagination of children of all ages.”
— Nita Leland, author of Exploring Color and The New Creative Artist
“I am the owner of a small book store in Burlington Iowa. My clerk had said you were in my store to show us a book you created called Airplanes in the Garden- I love the illustrations!”
— Chris Murphy, Owner of Burlington By the Book, Burlington, IA