Mary Ann Hoberman is a master at rhyming text that is consistent and clever. Marla Frazee's engaging illustrations are a perfect match for the text and convey so much of the reality of mothering so many children. When I spotted this book on my list to review the first few lines of text came back to me immediately; I read this book literally hundreds of times and never tired of it. There is always something new to spot in the illustrations. Sometimes sightings inspired us to try different activities or even foods. The family featured in this book is a group of people I would enjoy spending time with!
Mary Ann Hoberman has published more than twenty books for children, including the American Book Award winner A House is a House for Me, illustrated by Betty Fraser. She and her husband live in Greenwich, CT.
Marla Frazee was awarded a Caldecott Honor for All the World and A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever, and the Boston Globe Horn Book Award for Picture Book for her wordless book The Farmer and the Clown. She is the author-illustrator of many books, including The Boss Baby, the book that inspired the DreamWorks Animation film Boss Baby. She has illustrated many acclaimed picture books, including God Got a Dog by Cynthia Rylant; Stars by Mary Lyn Ray; and Everywhere Babies by Susan Meyers. She is also the illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Clementine chapter book series by Sara Pennypacker. The mother of three grown sons, she lives in Pasadena, California.
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