Search Results: "George Lois"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 16, 1991

Famous adman Lois (George, Be Careful, 1972, also coauthored with Pitts), currently head honcho of the Lois/GGK agency, hawks his wares with all the insistence of a rock star bawling, ``I want my MTV'' (a campaign for which he proudly takes the rap). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN MY WORLD by Lois Ehlert
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Despite the design problem, and a superfluous text, this gifted graphic artist is in top form here. (Picture book. 3-8)"
"The world is made of things I like," Ehlert (Waiting For Wings, 2001, etc.) begins, then proceeds to elaborate: "creeping bugs, wiggling worms," frogs and fruit, flowers and rain, sun and moon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEAF MAN by Lois Ehlert
by Lois Ehlert, illustrated by Lois Ehlert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Excellent to read aloud and to look at many times over. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Ehlert's vision and invention do not fail in this clever look at leaves in all their fall glory. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CUCKOO/CUCU by Lois Ehlert
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

"A book almost as much a piece of folk art as it is a folktale. (Picture book/folklore. 3-7)"
A festive bilingual offering from Ehlert (Moon Rope/Un lazo a la luna, 1992, etc.), with the Spanish translation by Gloria de Aragon Andejar, based on a Mayan tale explaining how the cuckoo became plain. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RED LEAF, YELLOW LEAF by Lois Ehlert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"An outstanding example of early nonfiction that is not only visually striking but also informative and scrupulously accurate. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A simple narrative celebrating a child's pleasure in a sugar maple—its prepurchase history, its changing appearance during the year, planting, growth—is extended with excellent notes on the tree's parts as well as lucid instructions for planting and caring for it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COLOR FARM by Lois Ehlert
Released: Sept. 30, 1990

"Like its predecessor, an outstanding concept book."
This companion to Color Zoo (Caldecott Honor Book, 1990) again combines basic shapes—in splendid colors that truly define "vibrant"—with strategically placed apertures in the pages, creating evolving forms that convey nine familiar animals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 10, 1989

"A beautiful, useful book."
With images as boldly conceived as those in her Planting a Rainbow, yet with subtly added textures that create far closer links between her art and the objects represented, Ehlert has produced an outstanding alphabet book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SCRAPS BOOK by Lois Ehlert
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"Readers will scurry to collage household and backyard tidbits; pair this with Ehlert's other work for maximum satisfaction. (Picture book/memoir. 5-9)"
Scraps—of art supplies, of finished illustrations, of techniques and of memory—overlap in this blend of memoir and artistic how-to. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OODLES OF ANIMALS by Lois Ehlert
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"Alas, Ehlert's brilliantly conceived and stunningly executed graphics shine far brighter than her text. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Ehlert's latest juxtaposes riveting, super-stylized cut-paper collages with uneven verses about animals from insects to mammals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HANDS by Lois Ehlert
by Lois Ehlert, illustrated by Lois Ehlert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"It's a work that looks simple, but encompasses at least as many grand notions as Ehlert's first book, Growing Vegetable Soup (1987). (Picture book. 4-8)"
In a book that resembles work gloves, an unnamed child speaks of hands: the hands of parents, and the child's own. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEART TO HEART by Lois Ehlert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"Rebuses get a text update for a modern love note. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Ehlert combines her iconic cut-paper images of fruits and vegetables with some text-speak to create a rebus story for Valentine's Day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAIN FISH by Lois Ehlert
by Lois Ehlert, illustrated by Lois Ehlert
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 2016

"This picture book and its lyrical text will make readers see fishes in unexpected places. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
A short rhyming tale merges nature and debris to create art from remains of rainy days. Read full book review >