- How Santa Lost His Job
Schindler, downsizing hits the North Pole when the elves vote to sack Santa in the name of efficiency.
- The Snow Globe Family
In a priceless spread, Schindler (The Cod's Tale ) depicts Baby's big eyes as seen by the snow globe family.
- GRANDY THAXTER'S HELPER
Schindler's rendering of Mister Death's mortified expressions as Grandy drafts him into a seemingly endless series of chores will have youngsters in stitches.
- THREE PEBBLES AND A SONG
Schindler (One Witch, Children's Forecasts, Aug. 4) offers some of his most striking work to date in this well-crafted book.
- THE RUNAWAY PUMPKIN
Schindler (Skeleton Hiccups), in amusing but untidy compositions, gives each person an astonished expression and a thought-balloon flash of pumpkin bread, soup or pie.
- The Earth is Painted Green: A Garden of Poems about Our Planet
s two-line joke about broccoli (which the grocer is out of, ``Loccoli'').
- Big Pumpkin
Accordingly, in Schindler's hands the cast looks not so much spooky as spirited.
- Whuppity Stoorie: A Scottish Folktale
Schindler (Is This a Home for Hermit Crab?)
- ONE WITCH
Schindler's (Runaway Pumpkin, reviewed below) closely observed, echoes-of-Gorey images build to a surprise conclusion: the witch turns to the unsuspecting audience, proffering a steaming dish.
- SKELETON HICCUPS
Cuyler (The Biggest, Best Snowman) punctuates each sentence with a "hic, hic, hic," while Schindler (Big Pumpkin) limns woebegone Skeleton in pale blue-white on elegantly mottled burgundies and evergreens.
- A CONFUSED HANUKKAH: An Original Story of Chelm
With Schindler's (Grandy Thaxter's Helper , reviewed Sept. 20) buoyant watercolor-and-ink illustrations making the most of the silliness and slapstick, this book is a love letter to every family that resists December's siren song of assimilation.
- The Smash-Up Crash-Up Derby
Schindler's slightly loopy artwork expands upon the energy of the story and injects extra humor.
- Every Living Thing: Stories
Schindler's pictures are billed as decorations for obvious reasons; they adorn as well as illustrate the dozen stories by a uniquely gifted person. (1012)
- Children of Christmas: Stories for the Season
Schindler's illustrations, appropriately, are both reserved and inciting.
- Great-Aunt Ida and Her Great Dane, Doc
Irregular rhymes are tricky to read aloud, but inspire Schindler ( Is This a House for a Hermit Crab?