|Anna Grossnickle Hines Home Guide|
|I Am A Tyrannosaurus
"I have a gigantic head
I am . . .
A little boy pretends to be different dinosaurus--and even a baby dinosaur just hatching from his shell--until his mother joins him with a snack and plays the role of mother dinosaur.
This evocative collection of poems illustrated by beautiful handmade quilts explores peace in all it's various and sometimes surprising forms: from peace at home to peace on a worldwide scale to peace within oneself. Pondering the meaning of peace and its fleeting nature, this book compels each of us to discover and act upon peace ourselve
|I Am A Backhoe
In spare text and vibrant illustrations, a little boy pretends to be a bulldozer, a crane, a dump truck, and a roller. Finally, he imagines his father is a flatbed truck that delivers him to the couch for a quiet moment.
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|1, 2, Buckle My Shoe
Take cloth and buttons and thread. Add a classic nursery rhyme and a counting game. Stitch them together and what do you have? A patchwork of numbers and fun!
With bold and beautiful quilted illustrations, author-illustrator Anna Grossnickle Hines has created a read-aloud that's sure to become a cozy household favorite.
HARCOURT TRADE PUBLISHERS
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|Winter Lights: a Season in Poems and Quilts
Imagine the lights on a Christmas tree, the northern lights, a candle in a window on a winter night, a warm fire, a walkway lined with farolitos, a lit menorah, moonlight on snow . . . Now imagine sitting down and designing and then stitching original quilts that capture all of these winter lights. Anna has done just that, sometimes spending more that four hundred hours per quilt (see "Solstice"), sometimes using over 8,450 triangles of fabric per quilt (see "Star Catcher"), and all in all using more that eleven miles of thread. The resulting fifteen creations serve as breathtaking illustrations to sixteen poems about the allure of light during the dark months. There is nothing as warming and sustaining in the gloom of winter as a glimpse of light--except perhaps the snug embrace of a hand-sewn quilt. Includes an illustrated note on the making of the quilts.
Greenwillow Books October 2005
Tr 0-06-000817-2 $16.99 Tr ISBN 13: 978-0-06-000817-8
Lb 0-06-000818-0 $17.89 Lb ISBN 13: 978-0-06-000818-5
Three of the quilts were accepted and shown at the Road to California Quilt Show, January 2006.
Bank Street Best Books List for 2005
|Pieces: A Year
in Poems and Quilts
Winner of the 2001 Lee Bennett Hopkins Award for Children's Poetry!
Greenwillow Books, March 2001
Lee Bennett Hopkins Award for Children's Poetry 2002
Reviews STARS from Kirkus, Booklist, and Publisher's Weekly!
|Daddy Makes the Best Spaghetti
The illustrations "capture the circumscribed world of the preschooler while celebrating the joys to be found in daily events...Corey has parents who share household tasks to make his life, as well as theirs, not only secure but also fun. The book conveys the kind of marital respect which can exist within today's family with charm and vitality." Horn Book 9/86.
Children's Choice, IRA/CBC.
Junior Literary Guild Selection.
Trumpet Book Club.
ISBN 0-89919-388-9 $13.95;
Paperback 0-89919-794-9 $5.95
CarryAlong Book and Cassette 0-395-51998-5 $7.95
Board Book 0-395-98036-4
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