Books by Georg Hallensleben

THE BEAR IN THE BOOK by Kate Banks
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"A tribute to the power of books to connect and the love that parents everywhere show when they share books with children at the end of the day, this picture book is simply spectacular. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Banks and Hallensleben are together again (What's Coming for Christmas? 2009, etc.) with a heartwarming tale that compares one bear's hibernation to one little boy's bedtime-reading rituals. Read full book review >
WHAT’S COMING FOR CHRISTMAS?  by Kate Banks
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 7, 2009

The anticipatory atmosphere of the Christmas season is deftly explored in this unusual view of the holiday by a talented author-and-illustrator team. Read full book review >

FOX by Kate Banks
POETRY
Released: March 5, 2007

The team behind The Great Blue House (2005) bestows yet another treat, this time tracing the maturation of a fox pup from his spring birth to fall, as he leaves his parents. Read full book review >

THE GREAT BLUE HOUSE by Kate Banks
FICTION
Released: Aug. 10, 2005

With their signature simplicity and gentle insight, this accomplished picture-book team lyrically presents the life cycle of a house in nature. Read full book review >

THE CAT WHO WALKED ACROSS FRANCE by Kate Banks
ANIMALS
Released: March 2, 2004

With the rich palette and thick brushwork of Rouault or Gauguin, Hallensleben magically captures the light of France and the forthright courage of a small gray cat. Read full book review >

LISA’S BABY SISTER by Anne Gutman
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

Gutman's saucy bunny (Lisa in New York, not reviewed, etc.) contends with the imminent arrival of a new sibling. Read full book review >

CLOSE YOUR EYES by Kate Banks
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 24, 2002

A familiar dance between mother and child begins as the night descends on the jungle and the little tiger refuses to close his eyes and go to sleep. Read full book review >

A GIFT FROM THE SEA by Kate Banks
FICTION
Released: April 6, 2001

The luster dims a bit for the author and illustrator of Night Workers (2000) and their other wonderfully soothing picture books, as they go more for poetry than science in trying to give younger children a sense of our planet's antiquity. Read full book review >

GASPARD ON VACATION by Anne Gutman
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

Weary of museums, a young puppy escapes his family, slipping into a little red kayak to explore the canals of Venice on his own. Read full book review >

LISA’S AIRPLANE TRIP by Anne Gutman
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2001

Lisa's first solo airplane flight is a long one—Paris to New York. Read full book review >

THE NIGHT WORKER by Kate Banks
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Aug. 28, 2000

The team behind And If the Moon Could Talk (1998) relates what happens one night when Alex achieves his wish to go to work with Papa, a nighttime engineer on a construction site. Read full book review >

PAULINE by Georg Hallensleben
Released: Oct. 5, 1999

Pauline (32 pp.; $16.00; Oct. 5; 0-374-35758-7) The illustrator of Kate Banks's many books (The Bird, the Monkey, and the Snake in the Jungle, p. 62, etc,) goes solo for a tale that proves children's suspicion that bigger isn't always better. Read full book review >

AND IF THE MOON COULD TALK by Kate Banks
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 18, 1998

Savor the endpapers, which open with a van Goghlike night scene of muted, window-lit houses clustered around a shining lake. Read full book review >

BABOON by Kate Banks
ANIMALS
Released: April 14, 1997

Another intimate tàte-Ö-tàte between mother and child from the creators of Spider, Spider (1996); here a baboon takes her baby on a walk through the bush, providing gentle commentary on his pronouncements. Read full book review >

SPIDER SPIDER by Kate Banks
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 14, 1996

As Peter watches a small spider crawl across the floor, he declares he will become one. ``And what will you do?'' his mother asks. Read full book review >