“Lilting text and . . . sumptuous landscapes.” (New York Times Book Review)
Praise for The Cardboard Piano:Kirkus Best BookCCBC ChoiceHorn Book Fanfare“Perkins’s . . . watercolors reveal a range of underlying emotions in everyday moments.” (Publishers Weekly (starred review))
Praise for Pictures from Our Vacation:School Library Journal Best Books“Perkins is exhilaratingly free in her approach to the picture book form.” (Horn Book (starred review))
“Vivacious watercolors . . . [reveal] that the best memories remain resplendent in the imagination.” (School Library Journal)
Praise for Snow Music:“Masterful and unique.” (Kirkus Reviews (starred review))
About the Author
Esmé Raji Codell is a teacher and librarian and the author of many award-winning books for children. Even though she has already graduated from preschool, she still loves puppets, sharing, friends, snacks, and the occasional dinosaur. She lives with her family in Chicago, Illinois. You can find more story-time fun and support for your child's precious preschool years at her website.
Lynne Rae Perkins was awarded the Newbery Medal for Criss Cross. She is also the author of the novel All Alone in the Universe, the award-winning companion to Criss Cross. An artist as well as a writer, Lynne Rae Perkins has published several acclaimed picture books, including The Broken Cat, Snow Music, Pictures from Our Vacation, and The Cardboard Piano. The author lives with her family in northern Michigan.