Books by Grace Nichols

WHOA, BABY, WHOA! by Grace Nichols
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"As in Helen Oxenbury's world, this home offers a stimulating environment where an endearing explorer employs his senses to learn and grow. (Picture book. 1-3)"
An irrepressible, biracial baby crawls toward trouble at every turn, only to hear the titular refrain from safety-conscious family members. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"With poems and illustrations for many moods, this volume with its lively language and playful pictures is sure to please. (index of poets and first lines) (Poetry. 6-12)"
A blend of sea and land, leavened with some scary creatures from folklore, served up with the local foods and fruits, and then spread to other colder parts of the globe, this anthology is a lively mix of rhythms, stories, and descriptions that illuminate the geography and culture of the region, while providing a variety of linguistic and visual delights. Read full book review >
Released: May 1, 1995

"It's hard to locate favorites without an index or table of contents, but the endpapers place the poems perfectly with a colorful map of the Caribbean. (Picture book/poetry. 4-7)"
These 39 bouncy rhymes require a little practice before reading aloud; the rhythms are tricky, but irresistible. Read full book review >