Books by Diana Pomeroy

WILDFLOWER ABC by Diana Pomeroy
ABC BOOKS
Released: March 1, 1997

Using potato prints, acrylic paints, and appliquÇ, Pomeroy (One Potato, 1996) has created an alphabet of wildflowers not to be missed. From Aster to Zigadenus fremontii, each flower or cluster of flowers is presented on a single page weaving in and out of a multicolored border. Combined are the common or scientific names (depending on which one fits the alphabetic arrangement) of flowers with botanical portraits that are recognizable, striking, and quaintly beautiful, with subtle variations of color providing depth and texture. The final spread provides additional information on the species included and a brief bibliography of herb and wildflower books. Once again, Pomeroy proves that the potato stamps can be a sophisticated and unique art form, and a means for making information—in this case, some delicate botany and the alphabet—disarmingly accessible. Some readers will want to refer to the earlier book for instructions on how to create the prints. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8) Read full book review >
ONE POTATO by Diana Pomeroy
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1996

Subtitled "A Counting Book of Potato Prints,'' Pomeroy's first book is a handsome one indeed. The progression of numbers—1- 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, and 100—takes readers through attractively framed pages of "One potato,'' "Five carrots,'' up through "Fifty blackberries'' and "One hundred sunflower seeds,'' all created by painting carved potatoes with acrylics and stamping them on warm, cream-colored paper. Sunflowers and leaves appear on every page; more fruits and vegetables make delectable printed endpapers. Simple, first-person instructions on potato printing, as well as suggestions for what to make, conclude the book. Odds are that young readers will stampede kitchenward on a potato raid! (Picture book/nonfiction. 3-8)Read full book review >