Lola M. Schaefer is the author of several books for children, including An Island Grows; Pick, Pull, Snap! Where Once a Flower Bloomed, an NCTE Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts; and What's Up, What's Down? She lives with her husband, Ted, in the mountains of north Georgia, where she occasionally observes the back end of a black bear, coyote, or gray fox. Sylvie Wickstrom is the author and illustrator of several books for children. I Love You, Mister Bear was inspired by Ms. Wickstrom's daughter, Sosha, who once rescued her own Mister Bear from a local yard sale. The original Mister Bear now keeps Ms. Wickstrom company in her studio while she writes and illustrates her picture books. Sylvie Wickstrom grew up in France and now lives in Albany, New York.
PreS-Gr 1-Schaefer and Wickstrom capture the excitement a child experiences when he realizes that his tooth is loose. With a few words, lots of repetition, some rhyme, and good rhythm, this story is perfect for beginning readers. The cartoon illustrations add details to the plot and create interest. Expressions of curiosity, joy, and fear (of the pliers Brother suggests as a remedy) clearly portray the feelings of the narrator. A fine choice for those just starting on the exciting road to reading.-Anne Knickerbocker, formerly at Cedar Brook Elementary School, Houston, TX Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Praise for THIS IS THE RAIN: "As essential to library collections
as rain is to summer sunflowers."--Kirkus Reviews
Praise for THIS IS THE SUNFLOWER: "A simple, elegant book, filled with a little information and a lot of pleasure."--School Library Journal
"With a few words, lots of repetition, some rhyme, and good rhythm, this story is perfect for beginning readers."--School Library Journal