Search Results: "Lois Maharg"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SAVVY INSOMNIAC by Lois Maharg
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 27, 2013

"A friendly, informative guide for those seeking a good night's sleep."
A thorough guide to the physical and psychological aspects of insomnia. 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 >

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

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

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

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 >