Chaos is the order of the day when an accommodating little girl tries to keep up with the whims of a busy little pig. Teachers can now share this favorite, mega-selling story with their classes in the forever-popular Big Book format. One thing leads to another when you give a pig a pancake. n addition to the If You Give .
. . series, she has also illustrated, among other titles, Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown and Little Porcupines Christmas by Joseph Slate. Shes the author and illustrator of the Poinsettia books, The Day It Rained Hearts, The Halloween Play, and Tumble Bumble.
An avid animal lover, reader, and cook, she lived for many years in New York and currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Felicia Bond ha ilustrado muchos libros para niños. Aparte de la conocida serie Si le das .
. . , también ha ilustrado Big Red Barn por Margaret Wise Brown y Little Porcupines Christmas por Joseph Slate.
Es la autora e ilustradora de los libros Poinsettia The Day It Rained Hearts, The Halloween Play y Tumble Bumble. Le encantan los animales, los libros al igual que cocinar. Vivió en Nueva York durante muchos años, y ahora vive en Austin, Texas, y Santa Fé, Nuevo México.
Biography If you give a series-prone author an inch, shell take a mile and fortunately for fans of Laura Numeroffs books, she took her concept and is still running with it. Her aphoristic animal stories show what happens when you give a little something ... and get a big list of follow-up requests. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and its companion titles have become favorites not only of parents, but of teachers who like the books visual elements and domino-effect storylines.
Numeroffs other popular titles, What Mommies Do BestWhat Daddies Do Best and What Grandpas Do BestWhat Grandmas Do Best, are loving paeans to activities shared with adults. A would-be fashion designer who grew up in Brooklyn and now lives in California with a mini-menagerie of pets, Numeroffs stock in trade is her silly imagination and her love of animals. Her versatility as a storyteller has been enhanced by the fact that she works with different illustrators, though it also means that all Numeroff titles may not suit the same reader.
Her anthropomorphic stories often capitalize on fantasy, but she also has a knack for rhyme, evident in particular in her books Dogs Dont Wear Sneakers and Chimps Dont Wear Glasses. Numeroff doesnt seem to run out of ideas for ridiculous situations to put people and animals in, nor does she stop celebrating whats special about family relationships. This is what will keep readers coming back to her titles, series-oriented or not.
Good To Know Numeroff says her parents instilled a love of science and stamp collecting in her as a child, and she has grown into a collector as an adult. Among her collections stuffed animals, old photographs, autographed childrens books, and Halloween masks. As a teenager, Numeroff was inspired by her sister to become a fashion designer, leading to her attendance at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn for college.
Unfortunately, she says, I hated everything about the fashion department and I couldnt sew to save my life! Instead, she took a class on writing and illustrating books for children. Her first effort, about the tallest girl in the third grade, was sold before Numeroff graduated.
(Amy for Short is now out of print.)