Search Results: "Lois Ehlert"


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

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

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

WAG A TAIL by Lois Ehlert
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"An author's note describes the materials used in Ehlert's bold collage illustrations, including buttons, hair and handmade papers. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Ehlert's distinctive collage style works to great advantage in this strikingly simple story about a group of doggie pals, all graduates of the Bow Wow School. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIE IN THE SKY by Lois Ehlert
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"Die-cut holes and half-pages disappear after the first spread, which makes them seem more of a come-on than an enhancing design feature, but Ehlert's typically vivid collage art shines through such tricks. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Mystified by a parental comment that the tree out in the new back yard is a "pie tree," a child keeps watch through the seasons, noting the successive appearance of buds, leaves, flowers, visiting wildlife, and finally luscious cherries. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNOWBALLS by Lois Ehlert
by Lois Ehlert, illustrated by Lois Ehlert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"The whole package is fun to look at, fun to read, and fun to share. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Vibrant collages and a spare text stretch boldly across pages that must be turned sideways to be read. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOLE'S HILL by Lois Ehlert
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"Mole's assertive yet peaceable outflanking of her oppressors is fine; but it's a shame that the means are so over-contrived. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The gorgeous graphics of this oversize book are insufficiently supported by a plot that's nearly overwhelmed by its muddled subtext. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOON ROPE/UN LAZO A LA LUNA by Lois Ehlert
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Excellent source note; altogether outstanding. (Folklore/Picture book. 2+)"
In what may be her handsomest book yet, a Caldecott Honor winner presents a Peruvian folktale concerning a fox and a mole who try to climb a rope of grass to the moon (the birds loop it over the crescent). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FEATHERS FOR LUNCH by Lois Ehlert
Released: Sept. 1, 1990

"Unusual, useful, attractive, and fun."
Using the glorious color and bold technique she employed so successfully in Eating the Alphabet (1989), Ehlert depicts ten familiar birds, providing drama in the form of a hungry (but belled) cat whose quest (unsuccessful except for the tokens mentioned in the title) is briefly described in verse. Read full book review >