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Floating Home

Written by David Getz

This was the first book that I ever illustrated. It's about a young girl
who goes for a journey on the space shuttle. It filled with facts, a good story,
and a few laughs. It's got a much longer, and more sophisticated text
than I usually work with. This book is good for elementary school students,
and can even be enjoyed by 3rd and 4th grade readers. I spent a lot of time
making sure the images were factual, and this was the book that inspired my
fictional/non-fiction work such as My Race Car and My Fire Engine.
"...this well-researched book uses the girl he calls Maxine...to explain the nuts and bolts of
actual space travel. The pictures, by Michael Rex, are smart and sassy, like Maxine."
--- The New York Times Book Review (Julie Salamon, 12/4/98)
"Rex's acrylic paintings have a cartoony appeal...compositions are varied...contain those details
that enrich and add depth. Maxine's is the eyecatching, dominant figure in nearly every
spread: stocky, purposeful, and cheerful as all get out. The final illustration...is remarkably satisfying.---"The Big Picture", The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (May 1997),
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Published by Henry Holt & Company 1997, ISBN#0-8050-4497-3



Crunch Munch

Written by Jonathan London


This is the third book in the Jonathan London series. (Wiggle Waggle,
and Snuggle Wuggle are right below.) This one is about eating. I think
that this is my favorite of the three.
Forthcoming Books has a fun announcment about the Jonathan London series.
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Published by Harcourt Brace/ Sliver Whistle 2000, ISBN#0-15-202603-7











Wiggle Waggle

Written by Jonathan London

This one is about how animals walk. "How does a duck walk? Wiggle waggle,
wiggle waggle. How does a penguin walk? Wibble waddle, wibble waddle."
This is great for story times and read-alouds. It's a good book for getting children
up on their feet and moving. There are three speeds for reading this book; read it at a
normal speed, than read it fast, then read it faster! The children will work
themselves into a frenzy! This is the first book in the Jonathan London series.
It was also the first book that I used only characters on the page, and left the
backgrounds white.
American Booksellers Association Choice: for the boisterous two-year-olds!
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Published by Harcourt Brace/ Sliver Whistle 1999, ISBN#0-15-201940-5





Snuggle Wuggle

Written by Jonathan London

This one is about how animals hug.
"How does a bunny hug? Snuggle Wuggle, snuggle wuggle.
How does a cub hug? Cozy dozy, cozy dozy."
A very good, parent and child bed-time book. The second Jonathan London
book that I illustrated.
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Published by Harcourt Brace/ Sliver Whistle 2000, ISBN#0-15-202159-0









Sunrise

Written by Helena Clare Pittman

A very simple counting book with a rhyming text.
"Sunrise. Cat lies. Baby cries. Papa ties." It shows a busy family getting
ready for their day. The counted objects are hidden in large full spread
drawings, with a re-cap at the end.
"...an edifying blend of education and entertainment..."---Kirkus Reviews
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Published by Harcourt Brace/ Sliver Whistle 1998, ISBN#0-15-201684-0









The Fattest, Tallest, Biggest
Snowman Ever

Written by Bettina Ling

This is part of the Scholastic Hello Math program.
It's a story about two children who build snowmen,
then measure them using different household objects.
If your child likes number related activities, this might be fun.
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Published by Scholastic 1997, ISBN#0-590-97284-7







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