Meilo So

Books by This Author

Gobble, Gobble, Slip, Slop: A Tale of a Very Greedy Cat

By: Meilo So
Age Level: 3-6

No one would want to meet a greedy cat like this! A very hungry and especially greedy cat eats a series of animals and people – "Gobble, gobble, slip, slop" – until clever crabs help them all find a way out. A quite contrite cat promises never to be greedy again in this lively and handsomely illustrated retelling of a traditional tale.

Books by This Illustrator

Brush of the Gods

Illustrated by: Meilo So
Age Level: 3-6

Inspired by an actual artist, Wu Daozi's brush created images that seemed to come alive. Travel to ancient China to meet Daozi as he grows from a boy into a muralist for the Emperor. When the mural is finished, legend says that Daozi walks into the paradise he painted. Brief text combines with brush and watercolor illustrations for a memorable look at a legendary Chinese painter.

Pale Male: Citizen Hawk of New York City

Illustrated by: Meilo So
Age Level: 6-9
Stunning watercolors evoke the height and breadth of New York City while a dramatic text relates the true story of a now-famous feathered resident, a hawk named Pale Male. The tension between the lifestyle of Pale Male and human residents as well as the fate of Pale Male's mates and offspring create riveting reading.

Tasty Baby Belly Buttons

Illustrated by: Meilo So
Age Level: 3-6
Uriko is small but brave, determined, and smart. In fact, she saves the town’s children when they are kidnapped by hungry oni, the ogres of Japanese lore whose favorite food is baby belly buttons. This lively retelling of a traditional Japanese folktale reads aloud well and is complemented by the illustrations, which call to mind the tale's Asian origin.

The White Swan Express: A Story About Adoption

Illustrated by: Meilo So
Age Level: 6-9

Product Description: In China, the moon shines on four baby girls, fast asleep in an orphanage. Far away in North America, the sun rises over four homes as the people who live there get ready to start a long, exciting journey. This lovely story of people who travel to China to be united with their daughters describes the adoption process step by step and the anxiety, suspense, and delight of becoming a family. Told with tenderness and humor, and enlivened by joyous illustrations, The White Swan Express will go straight to readers' hearts.

Water Rolls, Water Rises/El agua rueda, el agua sube

By: Pat Mora
Illustrated by: Meilo So
Age Level: 3-6
Language: Spanish: Bilingual Text

Here is a poetic ode to the beauty of the natural world as expressed by the movement and moods of water on Earth. With every evocative verse, we visit one of fourteen different water landscapes and cultural areas around the world, each stunningly illustrated with a breathtaking view of a place of natural beauty and conveying a sense of the drama, joy, power, serenity, grandeur, or peacefulness of water.

Water Sings Blue: Ocean Poems

Illustrated by: Meilo So
Age Level: 6-9

Translucent watercolors and short, varied poems take readers on a trip to the sea. There they meet sea birds, fish, coral, and more in each short verse. Evocative language creates memorable images of the sea and its often hidden treasures.