Synopses & Reviews
"The book provides a healthy dose of completely digestible information on growing and nurturing living things; itand#8217;s also a zesty introduction to vivid, abstract art." and#8211;Publishers Weekly, of Growing Vegetable Soup Color explodes from Ehlertand#8217;s bold, beautiful cut-paper collages like seeds from an over-ripe pod. Three gift-sized editions of her beloved hardcover picture booksand#8212;Eating the Alphabet (with a glossary of fruits and vegetables), Planting a Rainbow (a concept book about colors and different flowers), and Growing Vegetable Soup (includes a recipe!)and#8212;are packaged in a lovely slipcase with a 16" x 22" flower-garden poster. Itand#8217;s a springtime extravaganza!
With bright illustrations and an interactive lift-the-flap format, these three books are a great way for toddlers to learn all about sharing, playing fair, and behaving in the wider world they are now part of. Assembled in a colorful keepsake case so parents will know just where to reach for an emergency lesson from Karen Katz, todays Emily Post for little ladies and young gentlemen! Includes Excuse Me!, I Can Share,
and No Hitting!
Martha the talking dog and Helen team up to build an environmentally-friendly go-cart in this early reader that's perfect for Earth Day. It's a race to the finish only the most ecologicaland#8212;and honestand#8212;teamand#160;can win! Based on the hit PBS TV show, Martha Speaks. Includes a fun facts page about renewable energy.
Wagstaff Cityand#8217;s Go Green Go-Cart Race is one week away, and Martha (the talking dog) and Helen decide to build a solar-powered go-cart. T. D. and Alice build a wind-powered go-cart, and it looks like Ronald and Reginaldand#8217;s is powered by goldfishand#8212;is that even possible? Based on the PBS series Martha Speaks, this 24-page early reader with full-color illustrations is a lighthearted introduction to alternative energy and environmental terms. A natural for Earth Day!
A boxed set of three hardcover books by Lois Ehlert: Planting a Rainbow (A concept book about colors and 21 different flower varieties.), Eating the Alphabetand#160;(With a glossary of 75 fruits and vegetables.), and Growing Vegetable Soup (Includes a recipe for a healthy, tasty vegetable soup.). Packaged in a beautiful slipcase with a flower garden poster.
About the Author
Susan Meddaugh was born and raised in Montclair, New Jersey. She graduated from Wheaton College, where she studied French literature and fine arts. After working briefly with an advertising agency in New York, she moved to Boston and worked at a publishing company for ten years, first as a designer, then art editor, and finally as art director. While there, she did the illustrations for Good Stones (Houghton Mifflin) by Anne Epstein, and then decided to strike out on her own as a freelance illustrator and creator of children's books. Since that time, Susan has written and illustrated many popular books for children, including Martha Speaks, which was chosen as a New York Times Best Illustrated Book for 1992. In 1998 she was awarded the New England Book Award, given by the New England Booksellers Association to recognize a body of work. Her work also was acknowledged with a New York Times Best Illustrated Award. She lives in Sherborn, Massachusetts.