Books by Frank Ansley

FITCH & CHIP: WHO’S AFRAID OF GRANNY WOLF? by Lisa Wheeler
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2004

"Though this makes a fine addition to a successful easy-reader series, it will also work well with fairy-tale studies in early elementary classrooms. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
Fitch the wolf and Chip the pig return for a third easy-reader adventure together, this time with a humorous fractured fairy-tale twist. Read full book review >
NEW PIG IN TOWN by Lisa Wheeler
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"The series continues with the second entry, Fitch and Chip: When Pigs Fly, and Fitch and Chip seem poised to continue their friendship with additional volumes. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
Chip is a confident, friendly little pig (the middle child in a large family) and Fitch is a nervous, shy young wolf who lives alone with his grandmother. Read full book review >
TURK AND RUNT by Lisa Wheeler
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"But most inspired are the luxurious watercolors from Ansley (Wool Gathering, 2001), with their midnight blues, regal purples, and turkey-skinned pinks depicting Turk in his football gear and assorted buyers in their most comic animation. (Picture book. 4-7)"
It's difficult to explain why Runt, the aptly named young gobbler in Wheeler's tale, cares for the well-being of his hale and hearty older brother, Turk, as in turkey, real and metaphorical. Read full book review >
WOOL GATHERING by Lisa Wheeler
POETRY
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"If only every family reunion were guaranteed to be this much fun. (Picture book/poetry. 4-10)"
This collection of poems is a hysterical spoof on reunions and the odd characters and behaviors that are at the heart of every family. Read full book review >