Books by Diz Wallis

ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"The language makes it wonderful for reading aloud; it's all firmly tongue in cheek; and the magnificent illustrations amply repay close attention. (Picture book/folktale. 6-9)"
In this luxurious, exuberantly over-the-top version of the Grimm Brothers' "Willow Wren and the Bear," the animals with wings and those with feet duke it out—and the fliers come out on top, thanks to some covert intelligence gathering. Read full book review >
A JAR FULL OF MICE by Diz Wallis
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"These little gems are worthy to share the small-book shelf with their eminent predecessors. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In an unabashed, remarkably successful imitation of Beatrix Potter, Wallis (Something Nasty in the Cabbages, p. 1017) concocts an appealing cat-and-mouse drama. Read full book review >
SOMETHING NASTY IN THE CABBAGES by Diz Wallis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

A retelling of ``Chantecler and the Fox,'' not based on Chaucer but on a similar 12th-century French version of the tale about a vain cock who, caught by a trickster fox, escapes by tricking the fox in turn. Read full book review >