David Shannon is the author and illustrator of many highly praised books for children. Born in Washington, D.C., he grew up in Spokane, Washington. He graduated from the Art centre College of Design in Pasadena, California, with a fine arts degree, and then moved to New York City. His editorial illustrations have appeared in The New York Times, Time, and Rolling Stone, and his artwork has appeared on numerous book jackets. Shannon is a passionate baseball fan and softball player. He and his wife now live in Los Angeles.
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Every December, the Merriweather family celebrates Christmas with a tree in the living room and a wreath on the front door. But this year they're really going to celebrate. They're going to decorate the house. And decorate it. And decorate it...
A visual feast of holiday trappings - and a reminder that the real joys of Christmas are the people we love.
Camilla Cream loves lima beans, but she never eats them. Why? Because the other kids in her school don't like them. And Camilla Cream is very, very worried about what other people think of her. In fact, she is so worried that she's about to break out in A Bad Case of Stripes!
It was winter in America when Georgie Radbourn was born. It was always winter. Year after year, snow covered the factories, fields, and houses. For this was a time when baseball was illegal, and without baseball, spring never came. Nobody knows exactly why - or if - Georgie Radbourn set out to save baseball. Some folks say he was born to be a hero, and some say he was just a kid who happened to be brave. Either way, by bringing back baseball, Georgie brought back a lot of things folks needed. And they hadn't even noticed they needed them - until they were taken away.
The New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year
Once upon a sunny day, the sky clouded over, and the rain came down. The chickens squawked, the dog barked, the baby cried, the traffic snarled, the groceries fell, and still, the rain came down.
As one noisy event leads to another, the house painter accidentally bonks the barber with his can of paint, and the baker mistakenly pokes the pizza man with his umbrella. Soon the whole block is honking, bickering, and yelling - and then... the rain stops!
The sun comes out, and one by one, each character ends up smiling and helping someone else. Here is an engaging story that will brighten the day of any reader - rain or shine.
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