Jon J Muth

Books by This Illustrator

City Dog, Country Frog

Illustrated by: Jon J Muth
Age Level: 6-9
On his first day in the country, City Dog not only runs off-leash but befriends a frog. Dog and frog play through summer and remember their fun in autumn, but frog leaves in winter. Life's cyclical nature is shown in dramatic watercolors and frank text for a moving tale.

Come on, Rain

Illustrated by: Jon J Muth
Age Level: 3-6

Tessie, the child narrator, is the first to see the long-awaited rain clouds form. She and her neighbors celebrate the long awaited relief from the summer hear and dry spell in poetic language and loose but lively, luminous watercolor illustrations.

Gershon's Monster: A Story for the Jewish New Year

Illustrated by: Jon J Muth
Age Level: 6-9
Selfish acts are little imps that can grow into bigger imps if one allows them to according to this Hasidic folktale. A baker must deal with his monsters as the Jewish New Year begins. Translucent illustrations depict the humor and horror as Gershon atones for his misdeeds.

I Will Hold You 'Till You Sleep

Illustrated by: Jon J Muth
Age Level: 0-3
Parents share love with their children in many, often quiet ways which children then share with their own offspring. Soft illustrations complement the lyrical text as a parent describes love which the child shares as an adult with his own children.

No Dogs Allowed

Illustrated by: Jon J Muth
Age Level: 6-9

A large, extended Latino family leaves their hot city neighborhood for an outing in the "Enchanted State Park." The park allows everything except dogs, however, so each family member takes a turn sitting with him on the parking lot. Lively illustrations show the days' goings on.

Old Turtle and the Broken Truth

Illustrated by: Jon J Muth
Age Level: 6-9
This sophisticated allegorical story will be most appreciated by experienced readers as a wise old turtle and a young girl recognize the truth found in something that falls from the stars. Rich illustrations show the handsome landscape into which the truth falls.

Stonecutter

Illustrated by: Jon J Muth
Age Level: 6-9
Spare language and minimal wash illustrations evoke a powerful tale of longing. From a stonecutter to the sun and finally to stone, what is lasting is recognized in this deceptively simple but sophisticated allegory.