Books by Ellen Stoll Walsh

BALANCING ACT by Ellen Stoll Walsh
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 21, 2010

"Tips the scales in a subject area surprisingly lacking. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Walsh's latest finds her trademark mice exploring the mathematical concept of balance. Read full book review >
MOUSE SHAPES by Ellen Stoll Walsh
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2007

"This welcome addition should inspire both kids and grown-ups to create their own shape stories. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Stoll's signature paper-collaged mice return with another cheerful exposition for preschoolers. Read full book review >
HAMSTERS TO THE RESCUE by Ellen Stoll Walsh
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Walsh's characteristic cut-paper collage illustrations are appealing, as usual, and the story, though slight, has moments of humor and includes a few simple facts about the beach environment and the creatures the hamsters meet. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Two male hamsters, Henry and Pell, find a feather during a visit to the beach. Read full book review >
DOT & JABBER AND THE BIG BUG MYSTERY by Ellen Stoll Walsh
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Another excellent science mystery. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The dynamic mouse detective duo is at it again solving mysteries of the natural world for young children. Read full book review >
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Hopefully, Dot and Jabber are lining up more mysteries to add to this excellent stream of informative titles for young minds. (Picture book. 3-6)"
They're baaaack! Read full book review >
DOT & JABBER AND THE GREAT ACORN MYSTERY by Ellen Stoll Walsh
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Dot and Jabber are the perfect mice to lead young readers in exploring the great outdoors. (Picture book. 3-7)"
More of Walsh's (Mouse Magic, 2000, etc.) mice have arrived on the scene to delight and teach young readers. Read full book review >
FOR PETE'S SAKE by Ellen Stoll Walsh
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"A comforting, gladdening tale. (Picture book. 3-8)"
As an alligator among flamingos, Pete is a fish out of water. Read full book review >
JACK'S TALE by Ellen Stoll Walsh
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

Jack is a cut-paper frog, applied to the page, whom Walsh (Samantha, 1996, etc.) uses to explain the broadest elements of a fairy tale: the challenge, the mettle tested, the happily ever after. Read full book review >
SAMANTHA by Ellen Stoll Walsh
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

"Reminiscent of Leo Lionni's minimalist fare, this personable piece will find an audience in all toddlers taking their first timid steps toward independence. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The popular cut-paper collage mice return to help Walsh (Pip's Magic, 1994, etc.) with a gentle lesson about feeling safe. Read full book review >
PIP'S MAGIC by Ellen Stoll Walsh
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Less rarified of theme than Walsh's Hop Jump (1993), this imaginative, boldly colored treatment of a common anxiety is her best work yet. (Fiction/Picture book. 2-6)"
A salamander finds magic in an unexpected place when he sets out after a cure for his fear of darkness. Read full book review >
HOP JUMP by Ellen Stoll Walsh
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"A beautifully designed book that, like Walsh's earlier efforts, yields new subtleties and visual delights with each reading. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Another outstandingly handsome book from the creator of Mouse Count (1991, ALA Notable). Read full book review >
YOU SILLY GOOSE by Ellen Stoll Walsh
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"With wonderfully clean, appealing collage art, a graceful, deftly honed text, and a real plot that- -for all its brevity and simplicity—has suspense and a satisfying denouement, another winner from the creator of Mouse Count (1991, ALA Notable). (Picture book. 2-6)"
When Emily's goslings hatch, her good friend George (a mouse) brings a warning—``I have seen the fox''—and eavesdropper Lulu leaps to a truly foolish conclusion: with his big ears and bright eyes, George himself must be the fox, ``come to eat us all!'' While Emily sensibly ignores her, Lulu goes on squawking until the real fox turns up, only to be bravely outwitted by little George. Read full book review >