Search Results: "Lois Ehlert"


BOOK REVIEW

RRRALPH by Lois Ehlert
Kirkus Star
by Lois Ehlert, illustrated by Lois Ehlert
ANIMALS
Released: May 24, 2011

"Yip! (Picture book. 4-8)"
What would it be like to have a talking dog? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOO TO YOU! by Lois Ehlert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2009

"Although some spreads may well overwhelm with the complexity of their detail, the mice's insouciant narration and the inviting seek-and-find nature of the illustrations will keep kids coming back. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A pair of mice, with the assistance of some of their garden-robbing peers, prepare a harvest feast, not forgetting to make arrangements to scare off that pesky cat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HANDS by Lois Ehlert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Photos of a lush open-up paint box, brushes, and paint splotches are irresistible—have some paints ready for readers to use themselves. (Picture book. 2-4)"
An unseen first-person protagonist tempts readers to try their hand at crafts by showing various tools up close. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARKET DAY by Lois Ehlert
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2000

"A two-paged catalogue of artifacts, their composition, and their origins completes the picture. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Once again Ehlert (Top Cat, 1998, etc.) has created a vibrant and fascinating picture book by arranging and photographing pieces of folk art from her collection, this time against backdrops of Guatemalan and Colombian textiles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NUTS TO YOU! by Lois Ehlert
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1993

"A delightfully playful touch: the title page and CIP, cropped to little more than an inch, are hidden on the verso of two strips of the squirrel tree's bark. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Another handsome book from an innovative graphic designer and Caldecott Honor Medalist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CIRCUS by Lois Ehlert
by Lois Ehlert, illustrated by Lois Ehlert
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 30, 1992

"Dazzling. (Picture book. 0-7)"
Caldecott Honor winner Ehlert (Color Zoo, 1989), who's noted for her bold, innovative graphics, presents the circus in stylized shapes so simple that they could have been cut with kindergarten scissors—flat areas of intense, clashing colors set off by solid black or deployed against hot-pink or electric-blue, as vibrant as the circus itself. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >