Eric Rohmann's luminous style of painting was first seen in his wordless fantasy, Time Flies. It is just as evident in books he creates using other techniques. Regardless of the medium, this artist/author creates books for a range of readers that are fantastic and engaging.
A boy journeys to an island filled with big cats where he begins a nighttime adventure until it is time for the cats to sleep and the boy to return home.
Clara and Asha
Soon after sleep eludes Clara, a fish named Asha floats through the window to share friendship and adventure in this gentle fantasy.
Otho was born with a pumpkin for a head, and so when he 'heads' out for adventure, it is only that which goes. This offbeat adventure is fast-paced, quirky, and very funny.
Books illustrated by Eric Rohmann
Dramatic illustrations and an equally dramatic narration combine to present the giant squid. Just as quickly as the squid emerges from its dark world to feed, it is gone. The stunning images and rich language move this intriguing book quickly, swimmingly along.
Honeybee: The Busy Life of Apis Mellifera
Apis Mellifera, the worker honeybee, does a lot during its short life. Poetic language and highly detailed illustrations provide an up-close look at the bee, its hive, and expansive travels, cleverly seen in a double gatefold. Backmatter and further reading conclude this stunning book.
Last Song: A Poem
Young squirrels play all day then say a "fond goodnight" as they curl up in their cozy nest in a tree, bringing to life a brief rhyming poem by Scottish poet James Guthrie (1874-1952). Illustrations are richly colored and lively, creating a cozy tale.
Ribbit-oops! Frog falls into a deep hole, followed by other animals who try to help. Oh, no! Stalked by a hungry tiger, saved by a gentle elephant the drama of the story is enhanced by richly hued illustrations and lots of playful patterns of sounds and language sure to be repeated.
Once Upon a Camel
Zada, an old camel now living in the Texas desert, entertains two baby birds with stories of her old life in the Middle East. Inspired by real historical events (camels in Texas), this fascinating tale unwinds in rich language and realistic but expressive sketches throughout.
Strongheart: Wonder Dog of the Silver Screen
How, Etzel, a German shepherd trained to be a fierce police dog came to be the much-loved and talented silent movie star is dramatically presented in this fictionalized account. Black and white illustrations create a sense of the time in which Strongheart lived and worked. Based on actual people and events, Strongheart’s story is sure to appeal to a new generation.
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