Specs for Rex


Product Details

$16.99  $15.80
Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books
Publish Date
10.3 X 10.2 X 0.3 inches | 0.8 pounds

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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!