cover image SIMPLE GIFTS


Chris Raschka, . . Holt/Owlet, $7.95 (, $7.95 ISBN p) ISBN 978-0-8050-6817-7

"Raschka translates the Shaker musical paean to a simplified life into a sort of peaceable kingdom where various animals dwell together in harmony with nature," said PW. "He creates an exceedingly handsome stained glass effect with heavy black lines juxtaposed against hues as warm as a flurry of autumn leaves." Ages 3-7. (Sept.)