The mellifluous language of the King James Bible and shadowy, reverent watercolors akin to altarpieces grace the pages of this most familiar Christian story. Wijngaard depicts the holy family as Renaissance artists may have done, clothing them in flowing drapery and shaping his pictures as if to fit them into an arch within a church. Elegant floral decorations and occasional ornamental script complement the formal text.
Monkeys come to the rescue of a struggling family in this traditional tale from a Carnegie Medal winner. Tashi lives in a tiny village below the tea plantations where her mother earns a living. One day her mother falls ill, and Tashi must pick tea to earn the money for a doctor. But she is too small to reach the tender shoots and the cruel Overseer sends her away empty-handed. Tashi needs a miracle. Then, on the mountains high above the plantation where only monkeys live, something extraordinary happens that will change her life for ever...Based on a centuries-old legend of tea-picking monkeys
"How does a cow go to sleep--tell me how?" a little boy asks, and his father replies, "A cow lies down in the soft sweet hay, in a cozy barn at the end of the day." In this tender bedtime story, each of the animals in the barnyard prepares for the night. 29 full-color illustrations.
The farmer working in his barn could sense it. So could the fox watching him from a distance. A thunderstorm was coming. In clear prose that is as poetic as it is informative, Tripp describes the changes in the atmosphere caused by the movement of different weather fronts. Powerful and beautiful watercolor illustrations build in intensity along with the storm.
Emma Bean has black button eyes and whiskers that curl up like a smile. She is Molly's best companion. Molly and Emma Bean do everything together -- taste new food, go to the doctors office, share bedtime secrets. Young children will cuddle their own special stuffed animals a little closer during the enchanting Emma Bean. "Will charm children and adults alike who have ever had an especially loved toy friend." -- Booklist Jean Van Leeuwen is the author of the bestselling Easy-to-Read books about Oliver and Amanda Pig, as well as many picture books and novels. She lives in Chappaqua