Books by This Illustrator
Bright illustrations accompany lively poems that celebrate children's imaginations and playing outdoors on warm days. Some games, like 'jacks', may need a bit of explanation but walking on the edges (of sidewalks, curbs, etc.) and hopscotch are perennial favorites. Everyone may be inspired to go outside and play!
Mommy tries all the typical tricks to resist her daughter's attempts to get her into bed. Though the pleas are familiar ("five more minutes?"), the lighthearted illustrations show the mother engaging in the behaviors and the child's patient response. Once Mommy is in bed, the girl starts the same routine with Daddy in this appealing book.
Typical in most ways but teased because of her freckles, 7-year-old Helen has red hair and lots of freckles unlike her family. When teased by other kids, she tries to get rid of her freckles in lots of ways but keeps her nickname instead.
Freckleface is different because of her freckles, red hair and small size; Patrick is different, too. He's large and has been dubbed Windy Pants. Can their unlikely friendship survive grade school expectations of the way boys and girls should play (or not) with each other?
Paul Erdos grew up in Hungary and was always an unusual child. He enjoyed numbers, was inept at everyday activities (like tying his shoes), and hated rules but grew up to be a famous mathematician. Witty illustrations and a fluid narrative (which imbeds mathematical language), and fascinating author and illustrator notes introduce this mathematically gifted man.
Lilting language and bold shapes in flat colors encourage response as the narration asks who do these knees belong to? And in another book by Asim, your child will discover Whose Toes Are Those? The author's background as a poet is evident in the simple and evocative writing.