Books by Laurie Krebs

Released: April 1, 2010

"Brenda Z. Guiberson's Rain, Rain, Rain Forest, illustrated by Steve Jenkins (2004), provides a more informative introduction, but this cheerful addition to Krebs's travel series will be welcomed in storytimes. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
Three children exploring the Amazon River forest between dawn and dusk encounter a wide variety of animals that describe their customary activities in rhyming couplets, each beginning with an appropriate verb. Read full book review >
THE BEEMAN by Laurie Krebs
Released: March 1, 2008

"Libraries that don't own that version will welcome this attractive reissue. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A patterned rhyme introduces a beekeeper and his work. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Adult readers will probably yearn for more information, but children will enjoy the bouncing rhythm and the intricate images. (Picture book. 5-8)"
While ultimately it may not entirely work as story or history, Krebs offers a glimpse into a part of human culture most youngsters—or oldsters—may not know at all. Read full book review >
Released: March 1, 2003

"Further information about the Maasai, Tanzania, the ten children's Swahili names, and the equal number of wild creatures met along the way close this brilliant, horizon-expanding outing. (map, counting pronunciation guide) (Picture book. 5-8)"
In a fresh, bright successor to Tom Feelings's classic Moja Means One (1971), Krebs (The Beeman, 2002) and Cairns (The Spider Weaver, 2001, etc.) team up to invite readers to tour the Serengeti with a group of young Maasai, counting animals in English and Swahili as they go. Read full book review >
THE BEEMAN by Laurie Krebs
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Teachers wishing to supplement studies of community will find Krebs's debut useful for its introduction to the social structure of bee-dom; librarians will likely notice a buzz for the book around Grandparent's Day too. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A beekeeping grandpa stars in debut author Krebs's witty ditty modeled after The House that Jack Built. Read full book review >