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  1. Lois EhlertA colorful Authorand Illustrator

  2. About Lois • Lives in Milwaukee Wisconsin • When she was a child, she enjoyed painting • Published her first book in 1987 • Has written over 20 books • Some have been translated into Spanish

  3. How Lois makes her books • Painted Paper Collage work • Creates the pictures before the words • Many of the themes in her books come from her own interests • Seeks to connect her young readers with the natural world

  4. Awards • Caldecott Honor Book, 1989, for Color Zoo • A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year for Snowballs • Booklist Editors' Choice for Cuckoo/Cucú: A Mexican Folktale/Un cuentofolklóricomexicano • IRA Teachers' Choice and NCTE Notable Children's Trade Book in the Language Arts for Feathers for Lunch • American Library Association Notable Children's Book and Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Award for ChickaChicka Boom Boom

  5. Display of Lois Books and Art

  6. Book List • ChickaChicka Boom Boom • Nuts to You! • Cuckoo: A MexicanFolktaleFish Eyes: A Book You Can Count OnRed Leaf, Yellow LeafMole's HillSnowballsCircusGrowing Vegetable SoupColor ZooLeaf Man • Thump, Thump, Rat-a-Tat-Tat • Planting a Rainbow • Growing Vegetable Soup • Eating the Alphabet: Fruits and Vegetables from A to Z • Top cat • Market Day: A story told with folk art • Feathers for Lunch • In My World • Moon Rope: A Peruvian Folktale • ChickaChicka 1,2,3 • Boo to You! • Lots of Spots • Oodles of Animals • Pie in the Sky • Wag a Tail • Hands: Growing Up to be an Artist • Waiting for Wings • Under My Nose • Crocodile Smile • Angel hide and Seek

  7. Useful Resources • http://www.readingrockets.org/books/interviews/ehlert • http://www.childrenslit.com/childrenslit/mai_ehlert_lois.html • http://authors.simonandschuster.com/Lois-Ehlert/1877089 • http://www.teachingbooks.net/content/interviews/Ehlert_qu.pdf