Captain Sky Blue
STARRED PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
THE HORN BOOK - "Egielski's illustrations depict a much-alive companion...young listeners are bond to thrill to this exciting tale."
The Fabulous Feud of Gilbert & Sullivan
STARRED BOOKLIST – "The clearly written story comes alive in a series of distinctive ink-and-watercolor illustrations that are full of intriguing
details and show great skill in the use of color, shading, and composition. Many of the double-page spreads show street scenes that incorporate cutaway walls, creating proscenium arches to highlight settings and frame the action in a suitably theatrical way. If the artists’ quarrel seems an unlikely topic for a picture book, its resolution is a hopeful one for any audience. An unusual, noteworthy picture book."
The Gingerbread Boy
CHILDREN'S CHOICES FOR 1998 (IRA/CBC)
BEST BOOKS 0F 1997 (SLJ)
FALL 1997 PICK OF THE LISTS (ABA)
100 BOOKS FOR READING AND SHARING (NY PUBLIC LIBRARY)
THE NEW YORK TIMES – "A spirited version of the story of the gingerbread boy."
A BEST ILLUSTRATED CHILDREN'S BOOK OF 1995 (THE NEW YORK TIMES)
1998 YOUNG READER'S CHOICE AWARD (PENNSYLVANNIA)
A STORYTIME FEATURE BOOK
FALL 1995 PICK OF THE LISTS (ABA)
KIRKUS – "A clever concept, executed with style and wit – Egielski is in complete command of his artistic material."
1987 CALDECOTT MEDAL
1987 KENTUCKY BLUEGRASS AWARD
STARRED BOOKLIST –"First and foremost is the book's outstanding artwork. The apartment scenes have a theatrical look, as though a fourth wall had been eliminated to allow the viewing of a stage set. The browns and tans of Al and Eddie's everyday life contrast beautifully with the enchanting colors found in paradise. The author and artist succeed again with a book that has something for everyone."
Saint Francis and the Wolf
BANK STREET COLLEGE OF EDUCATION “THE BEST CHILDREN'S BOOKS OF THE YEAR”
STARRED BOOKLIST–"Egielski's retelling of a famous St. Francis legend, the wolf of Gubbio, is an entertaining, pitch-perfect gem. The first line--"A long time ago, in Italy, when knights battled and kings and queens lived in grand castles"-- sets a fairy-tale tone, which fits the story beautifully. There isn't an off step in the brief, descriptive text; the succinct, winsome passages are perfectly paced for read-alouds, and they nimbly share the storytelling with Egielski's detailed illustrations."
Slim and Jim
THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW– "This is 'Oliver Twist' at warp speed, eminently suited for the suggested audience of 3- to-7-year-olds. And Egielski's illustrations, evoking Cruikshank's crowded drawings for Dickens's novels, are filled with overlapping architecture and animal characters, packing a lot of information into the book's 37 pages."
STARRED USA TODAY
The Tub People
STARRED THE HORN BOOK– "A brilliant tour de force – a marvelous toy tale."
THE NEW YORK TIMES – "The tension between the text and pictures rivets young readers."