Synopses & Reviews
Denise Fleming knows what kids love. Her art has universal child appeal, with its vibrant colors and rich textures. She is known for her ability to enliven the most basic concepts—the concepts every child needs to learn in order to thrive.
For this big book edition of The Everything Book, Ms. Fleming has chosen the poems and concepts best suited for sharing with a large group of children. Bright, bouncy babies and exuberant toddlers abound in this joyful big book.
"Fleming's vibrant picture-book hodgepodge surely lives up to its title." --Publishers Weekly,
"Fleming makes learning a fun, colorful experience . . . This unique combination of playfulness and learning...will keep young readers enthralled. [The Everything Book] truly has everything." --Kirkus, starred review
"All the first concepts children learn are endearingly presented in Fleming's vibrant, distinctively textured style...The illustrations are both accessible to children and simply lovely to adults." --The New York Times Book Review
A collection of simple works which introduce colors, shapes, numbers, animals, food, and nursery rhymes.
About the Author
Denise Fleming has written and illustrated many childrens books, including In the Tall, Tall Grass, Shout! Shout It Out!, and Sleepy, Oh So Sleepy. She won a Caldecott Honor for In the Small, Small Pond. Denise published her first painting in the third grade, when she started taking classes at the Toledo Museum of Art and one of her paintings was chosen to be the cover of a teachers magazine. She now works primarily with paper, by pouring colored paper pulp through hand-cut stencils. She lives in Toledo, Ohio.