Specs for Rex
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About the Author
Yasmeen Ismail is the acclaimed author / illustrator of Time for Bed, Fred!, which received a star from Kirkus Reviews and was chosen as a New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice. She attended art school in Dublin, Ireland and now lives in London, England.
"The story is sweet . . . Ismail's exuberant watercolors capture the energy of a young child, with the lightness of the medium lending movement and energy to the pictures . . .This story displays a thoughtful understanding of its audience." - Booklist
"Ismail presents Rex's dilemma with sympathy, understanding, and a great deal of humor. . . Sweet, funny, and reassuring." - Kirkus Reviews
"Expressionistic watercolor paintings, juxtaposing both primary and complementary colors, create a warm, pleasing effect. This book may hold special appeal to young readers facing the prospect of glasses or other corrective devices." - School Library Connection
"Ismail . . . uses bright, beautiful brush strokes of watercolor to convey the manic, tail-wagging, mud-spattering energy that Fred, a furry black mop of a dog, brings to bedtime." - The New York Times Book Review on TIME FOR BED, FRED!
"A perfectly designed read-aloud for the bedtime staller. A sheer delight!" - starred review, Kirkus Reviews on TIME FOR BED, FRED!
"Fred's eager-to-please look and the constant trouble he gets into give this the makings of a bedtime favorite." - Publishers Weekly on TIME FOR BED, FRED!
"Ismail cleverly uses exclamations and rhetorical questions to liven up the familiar lets-get-ready-for-bed storyline. This book works well as a read aloud, as it begs for audience participation, and will likely become a bedtime favorite." - School Library Journal on TIME FOR BED, FRED!
"Fred is illustrated in watercolors that seem to soak through the page in thick blotches and rich, saturated colors. The effect is a wonderful sense of motion." - Booklist on TIME FOR BED, FRED!