Books by Elle van Lieshout

UH-OH OCTOPUS! by Elle van Lieshout
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"This Dutch import's fatuous ending falls short, but the illustrations are worth the time spent appreciating them. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A small yellow octopus is nonplussed to return home from his daily swim to find someone else's tale protruding from his home. Read full book review >
HOW MUCH DOES THE GRAY IN THE ELEPHANT WEIGH? by Elle van Lieshout
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"Poor text makes skipping this zoo trip advisable. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A visit to an unusual zoo sparks the imagination of an inquisitive little brown-skinned boy out with his white grandfather. Read full book review >
LOVEY AND DOVEY by Elle van Lieshout
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 25, 2009

"The resolution may well bring pause to adults, but children will respond to its daffy logic and celebrate along with the lovers. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A winsome prison fable from the Netherlands. Read full book review >
THE WISH by Elle van Lieshout
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Adults should enjoy this subtle parable as much as children. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The happiest life is a busy solitude. Read full book review >
THE NOTHING KING by Elle van Lieshout
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 30, 2004

"Children may enjoy tracking this relationship, which is never mentioned in the text, but neither this charming detail nor the happy ending (the Queen joins her husband) can compensate for a not-very-child-friendly plot. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A message-laden treatise on the joys of the simple life that lacks context and child appeal. Read full book review >
A NICE PARTY by Elle van Lieshout
ANIMALS
Released: April 30, 2003

"Now, on to Frog and Toad. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A friend offers a perfect gift in this brief import. Read full book review >