Books by Kathleen Fain

ONCE UPON A LILY PAD by Joan Sweeney
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"The fold-out reproduction of one of the real paintings delivers a stunning contrast to this sterile work. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sweeney's first book is about two frogs who live in Monet's lily pond. Read full book review >
HANDSIGNS by Kathleen Fain
Released: June 1, 1993

"Not as imaginative as Laura Rankin's The Handmade Alphabet (1991), but a useful addition to a small field and a fine illustration debut for Fain. (Picture book. 3-9)"
To introduce American Sign, ``the fourth most-used language in the United States,'' a simple alphabet, from anteater to zebra, in a generous square format that nicely accommodates appealing, handsomely designed color portraits of the animals- -quietly escaping their boundaries into the surrounding white space—plus, on each page, the appropriate letter (cap and l.c.) and a clear depiction of its handsign. Read full book review >