Books by Allen Garns

ASTRONAUTS ARE SLEEPING by Natalie Standiford
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"While there is plenty to think about in these pages, the tone is calm, making this a delightful space-age lullaby to help ship listeners off to sleep. (Picture book. 3-7)"
 This prose poem journey through outer space, with sumptuous pastel illustrations, serves as a smart introduction to the heavenly reaches. Read full book review >
WHEN I GO CAMPING WITH GRANDMA by Marion Dane Bauer
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 1995

"Garns's paintings capture spectacular natural light, and have a comfortable familiarity of details; words and text encourage an attentive reading and a savoring of each page. (Picture book. 4-8)"
 In a text as spare as haiku, Bauer (Am I Blue, 1994, etc.) tells of a camping trip that includes roasting hot dogs, catching a fish (and letting it go), and taking in the natural wonder of their surroundings. Read full book review >
WINTER FOX by Jennifer Brutschy
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

 Rosemary treasures the rabbit she named ``Annabelle...the most beautiful name I had ever heard.'' When Annabelle disappears from her outdoor hutch, Papa takes his gun to hunt a fox that also threatens the hens; but when Rosemary sees it—``winter- thin, butterscotch-pale. Read full book review >
GONNA SING MY HEAD OFF! by Kathleen Krull
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Index of first lines. (Nonfiction. 6+)"
 Citing the splendid Fireside Book of Folk Songs (1947, o.p.) as inspiration, Krull gathers 60 lively favorites, old and new, with contemporary appeal—protest and work songs, games and dances, spirituals, nonsense, love songs, etc. Her arrangement is creative: alphabetical order leads to some nice serendipities, e.g., ending with some searching w's—``What Have They Done to the Rain?; ``Will the Circle Be Unbroken?''—and ``Yankee Doodle,'' while an index of song types brings out many other connections. Read full book review >