2003 Caldecott Medal Winner
Synopses & Reviews
A friendship book perfect for the holiday season
One clear night, Bear makes a wish on a twinkling star and Mouse joins him in waiting for the wish to come true. But the other animals who come by all have advice for Bear.
"Don't tell anyone," says Owl.
"Close your eyes," says Fox. And Elephant suggests standing on one foot. Before long, all of Bear's friends are there.
"What did you wish for?" asks Mouse. Bear's answer will bring a smile to even the very youngest readers.
Simply told and wonderfully illustrated, Make a Wish Bear reminds readers what's most important in life--good friends.
"Rohmann tells most of the story through bold, expressive relief prints....This gentle lesson in patience and loyalty, balanced on the back of a hilarious set of illustrations, will leave young readers clamoring for repeat readings." Publishers Weekly
"[A] smart, sassy object lesson....The fun of this is in the spacing and sequencing of the heavily ink-outlined drawings....Tremendous physical humor delivers a gentle lesson about accepting friends as they are." Connie Fletcher, Booklist
"The double-page, hand-colored relief prints with heavy black outlines are magnificent, and children will enjoy the comically expressive pictures of the animals before and after their attempt to extract the plane. The text is minimal; it's the illustrations that are the draw here." School Library Journal
"I smiled, then giggled and laughed out loud at this creative picture book from talented Eric Rohmann. As each boldly illustrated page unfolds, you follow rabbit on a hilarious adventure. Kids will shout 'Read it again, read it again!'" Jonatha Foli, BookSense.com
When Mouse lets his best friend, Rabbit, play with his brand-new airplane, trouble isn't far behind. From Caldecott Honor award winner Eric Rohmann comes a brand-new picture book about friends and toys and trouble, illustrated in robust, expressive prints.
Lori Nichols enchanting debut features an irresistible, free-spirited, nature-loving little girl who greets the changing seasons and a new sibling with arms wide open.
When Maple is tiny, her parents plant a maple tree in her honor. She and her tree grow up together, and even though a tree doesnt always make an ideal playmate, it doesnt mind when Maple is in the mood to be loudwhich is often. Then Maple becomes a big sister, and finds that babies have their loud days, too. Fortunately, Maple and her beloved tree know just what the baby needs.
About the Author
won the Caldecott Medal for My Friend Rabbit
, and a Caldecott Honor for Time Flies
. He is also the author and illustrator of Clara and Asha, A Kitten Tale
, and The Cinder-Eyed Cats
, among other books for children. He has illustrated many other books, including Last Song
, based on a poem by James Guthrie, and has created book jackets for a number of novels, including His Dark Materials
, by Philip Pullman. Rohmann was born in Riverside, Illinois in 1957. He grew up in Downers Grove, a suburb of Chicago. As a boy, he played Little League baseball, read comic books, and collected rocks and minerals, insects, leaves, and animal skulls. Rohmann has his BS in Art and an MS in Studio Art from Illinois State University, and an MFA in Printmaking/Fine Bookmaking from Arizona State University. He also studied Anthropology and Biology. He taught printmaking, painting, and fine bookmaking at Belvoir Terrace in Massachusettes and introductory drawing, fine bookmaking, and printmaking at St. Olaf College in Minnesota. He lives in a suburb of Chicago.