Books by Cathryn Falwell

RAINBOW STEW by Cathryn Falwell
Released: April 1, 2013

"A treat. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Vibrant multimedia collage harkens back to Falwell's Feast for 10 (1993), this time with a homegrown feast for four in a concept book about colors rather than counting. Read full book review >
GOBBLE, GOBBLE by Cathryn Falwell
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Not just for Thanksgiving, this should be a welcome addition to nature shelves all year round. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
After discovering a flock of turkeys in her yard in the spring, Jenny continues to watch them throughout the year. Read full book review >
MYSTERY VINE by Cathryn Falwell
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"This is a step up in complexity from Jeanne Titherington's Pumpkin, Pumpkin (1986), and, paired with Lois Ehlert's Growing Vegetable Soup (1987), it's a great choice to help prepare children for the fun and fruitfulness of gardening. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Falwell's latest introduces young readers to gardening. Read full book review >
SCOOT! by Cathryn Falwell
Released: March 1, 2008

"Like a paper diorama, this artistic, wide-angle view of pond life with sound effects is as rousing as the one from Falwell's tree house overlooking Frog Song Pond must be. (Photo with author's note) (Picture book. 3-6)"
Six silent turtles sit on a log down at the pond. Read full book review >
SHAPE CAPERS by Cathryn Falwell
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Pair this with tangrams or pattern blocks and watch kids' imaginations take flight. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Exuberant multicultural characters reinforce children's knowledge of circles, squares, rectangles, triangles and semicircles, then delight the imagination with wonderful creations made entirely of those five shapes. Read full book review >
DAVID’S DRAWINGS by Cathryn Falwell
Released: Sept. 15, 2001

"This story has the gentleness of a lullaby, but it also has the qualities of a real-life encounter, one that could well ease the process of making a home in a new school. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A shy, young, African-American boy making friends at a new school in this reassuring tale. Read full book review >
TURTLE SPLASH! by Cathryn Falwell
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"A lovely example of multidisciplinary bookmaking showing how science, art, and literature can all connect. (Picture book. 3-7)"
With an implied "splash," another green-shelled turtle disappears from the scene in this pond-life counting rhyme. Read full book review >
DRAGON TOOTH by Cathryn Falwell
Released: March 18, 1996

"Have it on hand for readers who made it through Lucy Bates's Little Rabbit's Loose Tooth (1988) but want just a bit more encouragement about their own dragon teeth. (Picture book. 5-8)"
``Oooooowwww!'' wails Sara, in the first line of this book. Read full book review >
THE LETTER JESTERS by Cathryn Falwell
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"This lucid, beautifully organized and designed book is a splendid introduction to an often overlooked art that is, indeed, everywhere. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 5-8)"
``Letters are everywhere,'' begins this joyous first look at typography, in which two jesters and their little dog romp through a simple, but by no means simplistic, presentation of typefaces and their uses. Read full book review >
WE HAVE A BABY by Cathryn Falwell
Released: Aug. 15, 1993

"An inviting concept book that should find a warm welcome in many newly expanded families. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Flat, collage-like illustrations in textured, blanket-soft areas of color depict a toddler watching and helping his/her parents care for an infant, each activity captioned with the phrase ``A baby to...,'' and ending with a different verb: ``love''; ``touch''; ``wash''; ``hold''; ``feed'' (this one is breast-fed); etc. The father is shown caring for the baby as often as the mother; the family is generically dark, but not very dark, while the baby has blue eyes. Read full book review >
FEAST FOR 10 by Cathryn Falwell
Released: April 20, 1993

"Developed with imagination and care, an unusually attractive offering. (Picture book. 2-7)"
The creator of Clowning Around (1991) brings her strong sense of design to a counting book in which numbers are skillfully dovetailed into a simple depiction of an African- American family going marketing and then, in a second count from one to ten, preparing and serving a meal. Read full book review >
NICKY AND GRANDPA by Cathryn Falwell
Released: Oct. 28, 1991

"Both are perfect for babies and toddlers. (Picture book. 0-4)"
A charming book with bold, simple illustrations and a text that recalls a game of peekaboo (``Where's Grandpa? Read full book review >
CLOWNING AROUND by Cathryn Falwell
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"A grand book for any young child, from babies fascinated by the crisp, bright graphics to beginning readers, who will be entranced by the little man's earnest, good-humored antics with simple words. (Picture book. 0- 7)"
Inspired by her child's manipulation of magnetic letters on a refrigerator, Falwell devises an entertainment to rival the imaginative quality of MacDonald's Alphabatics (1986). Read full book review >