ANITA LOBEL is well known and well loved by picture book fans young and old. Some of her standouts include her Caldecott Honor Book, On Market Street, written by Arnold Lobel, and, two books she wrote as well as illustrated, Alison's Zinnia and One Lighthouse, One Moon. Her most recent book, Nini Lost and Found, based on her own cat Nini's adventures, was at the top of Booklist's Editors' Choice 2010 and was a Horn Book Fanfare Best Book of 2010.
The Horn Book Magazine, January/February 2012:
"This concept book has an original story line, engaging characters, rich language, and a predictable visual and narrative pattern, and the concepts themselves are reinforced in multiple ways in words and pictures, some subtle and some obvious. Best of all, it's the sort of picture book you can read aloud just for the fun it, even if you don't care about teaching numbers or colors." Kirkus Reviews, January 2012:
"Lobel, no stranger to gardening--or concept books--serves up a feast once again...The scrumptious garden finds are boldly placed front and center, perfect for tiny fingers to point and count...With gardens cropping up in schools and farmers' markets on every corner, these hungry bunnies are teaching more than just numbers and colors." Publishers Weekly, January 17, 2012:
"Lobel smoothly weaves together a counting and color lesson in this trim book that follows 10 rabbits as they find vegetables for their mother's soup. Lobel's gouache and watercolor portraits, rendered in her familiar folk art style, recall impressionist paintings--each soup component, writ large, takes up most of its page, while the rabbits scour the garden in panels below."