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
A winter moon and a snowy hill form the serene backdrop for this almost wordless tale of a bear who co-opts a child’s sled and takes his animal friends on a wild midnight ride . . . only to have the sled’s owner join them in the end.
On the way to market for her mother, Lucy imagines her wagon to be a stagecoach, train, circus wagon, and even a spaceship. A straightforward text describes her actual trip while cozy, soft-focus pencil drawings reveal her fantasy.
Fat outlines, rounded shapes, and soft colors depict a little white rabbit on an outdoor adventure. His imagination hops along with him as he wonders about being green as grass, tall as a tree, or hard as a rock, but never wondering who loves him best.
In this wordless picture book, children draw with enchanted chalk to make the sun, butterflies, and a tyrannosaurus rex come alive. Realistic acrylic and colored pencil illustrations create exaggerated facial expressions that emphasize the excitement of this extraordinary adventure.