Denise Fleming

Books by This Author

Alphabet Under Construction

Age Level: 3-6
An appealing mouse (also seen in Lunch) creates active letters of the alphabet, beginning by "airbrushing" the A and all the way to the zipped Z. The mouse keeps a calendar of work accomplished which astute readers will note at the end.

Barnyard Banter

Age Level: 3-6
Animals on a farm can be a noisy lot, but not the goose that quietly chases a butterfly throughout the barnyard. The alliteration and onomatopoeia makes reading aloud fun and is neatly integrated into the colorful illustrations.

Beetle Bop

Age Level: 3-6
Beetles come in many shapes and sizes — revealed in rhyming text and luminous illustrations. Readers will enjoy the dynamic interplay of words and pictures in this lively book.

Buster

Age Level: 3-6
Buster is happy being an only dog and finds that he is fearful of the new addition, a small white kitten named Betty. Buster learns, however, that being a friend is special in its own happy and unique way.

In the Small, Small Pond

Age Level: 3-6

A child (and a small green frog) witness the change of seasons in a small, critter-filled pond. Engaging language swirls and moves across the pages in this vibrantly illustrated Caldecott Honor book.

In the Tall, Tall Grass

Age Level: 3-6
The sounds of a caterpillar munching through vegetation combine with Fleming's distinctive illustrations for a small adventure in the tall, tall grass. The satisfying conclusion is a sleepy one, making this an ideal bedtime tale.

Lunch

Age Level: 3-6
What's for lunch? A hungry gray mouse eats its way through colors eating a variety of vegetables in this winning, brilliantly illustrated adventure that doubles as a concept book.

Mama Cat Has Three Kittens

Age Level: 0-3
Mama has three kittens. Fluffy and Skinny do things when their mama does, but not Boris who marches to his beat. Readers will recognize themselves in this satisfying and brilliantly colored picture book.

Pumpkin Eye

Age Level: 3-6
All the glorious, spooky, swoopy delights of Halloween congregate on one street for one perfectly bone-chilling night in Caldecott Honor artist Denise Fleming's splendid Pumpkin Eye. Gorgeous, thick pulp paintings depict jack-o'-lanterns, bats, dragons, and toothless hags, while clever, memorable rhymes capture the very essence of Halloween: "Trick or treat, pounding feet, wretched witches roam the street."

Shout! Shout It Out!

Age Level: 0-3
An adult accompanied by a mouse encourages a group of children to shout out what they know: numbers 1 to 10, letters, colors, animals, and things that move — and once again with the small mouse. Lively, full color illustrations add verve to the participatory text.

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