Search Results: "Lois Simmie"


BOOK REVIEW

NO CATS ALLOWED by Lois Simmie
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"A cozy tale of coming home, executed with an edge that makes it interesting. (Picture book. 4-8)"
It's a rainy night in Vancouver when a skinny gray cat decides not to be a stray anymore, and scratches on the window of Mr. Foster, manager of the Sylvia Hotel. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLE LAMA OF TIBET by Lois Raimondo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"Pronunciation of names is given in the text. (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
A photo essay about six-year-old Ling Rinpoche, a young Tibetan Buddhist monk, said to be the reincarnation of the late tutor of the present Dalai Lama. 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

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

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

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 >