Reid offers readers and listeners an open-ended invitation to looking at trees in a different way. This imaginative celebration of all kinds of trees in all kinds of weather is made even more appealing by her unique illustrations, done with plasticine, which include both astonishing detail and fuel for the imagination. Up to Seven. Kathy Isaacs
Gentle poetic prose complements woodblock and pencil illustrations that show just how long three weeks can be for a young gardener and his companions—dog, rabbit, and turtle—waiting for green seeds to sprout out of a brown world.
Captivated by an unfinished story, Rocket the dog is introduced to the “wondrous, mighty, gorgeous alphabet” by a little yellow bird. Young children will identify with Rocket's initial reluctance to learn as well as his eventual love of books.
Dog and Frog meet in the golden-green days of spring and embark on an unlikely friendship. Spare, poignant text and lush, seasonal watercolors take the reader from the joyful exuberance of summer to the bleakest days of winter and then back to “spring again.”
Delicate ink and watercolor illustrations capture the colors of the changing seasons as an old bear dreams away the winter months in this gentle story about nature, hibernation, and the passage of time.