A BEST ILLUSTRATED CHILDREN'S BOOK OF 1998 (THE NEW YORK TIMES)
THE WASHINGTON POST – "This is a simple story--its climax reminds one of the Wizards' duel between Merlin and Madame Mim in The Sword in the Stone--but it offers, besides some verbal and visual wit, a rare portrait of the deep love between a father and a son."
KIRKUS – "With all signs of a fervent - perhaps febrile - imagination intact,
Egielski once again dovetails highly
finished, brightly painted illustrations with a manic text."
3 Magic Balls
2001OPPENHEIM TOY PORTFOLIO GOLD AWARD
2001 CHILDREN'S CHOICE (IRC/CBC)
PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY – "Although a jewel-bright palette and urban setting give this book a
contemporary look, its fantasy plot offers more than a hint of
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL – "The dynamic compositions, soft bright colors, and strong and supple
lines are all first-rate. The figures have the look of real substance,
and the action has the look of real motion, both wonderful things to
accomplish on a flat page."
Louis The Fish
A READING RAINBOW FEATURE SELECTION
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR
THE NEW YORK TIMES (Selma Lanes) – "A total commitment by both author and artist to Louis and his developing mania is the key to the book's near mesmerizing power."
The Fierce Yellow Pumpkin
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL – "With Brown's rhythmic text and patterned language and Egielski's
illustrations highlighting the moods she evokes, this title is a real
treat for Halloween story times."
It Happened in Pinsk
PLAQUETTE AWARD, BRATISLAVA, 1985
NEWSWEEK (Walter Clemons) – The book's salient qualities are a joyous velocity and concision. One reaches the end and starts right over again."
STARRED BOOKLIST – "An off beat, witty delight."
THE NEW YORK TIMES – "Mr. Yorinks and Mr. Egielski's is a most remarkable collaboration. Their work is unusual, vivacious, hilarious and touching,"
The Web Files
KEYSTONE STATE READING AWARD, BLACKEYED SUSAN AWARD (Pennsylvania and Maryland))
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL – "Egielski constructs a setting of neatly drawn, rustic mean streets, and
Palatini leaves no crime-show trope ungoosed: give them both a Pullet
The Whistle on the Train
STARRED PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY – "A great concept, handsomely exicuted – a pop-up city includes a tressle bridge, and on one spread readers can look through the windows and see the engineer. Whoo! Whoo!"
What a Trip
BOOKLIST – "Creased pages fold over to create multiple new scenes on single
spreads, extending the sense of alternate realities. Kids will
appreciate Mel’s feelings of being misunderstood, and they’ll laugh
over his parents’ wild hysterics. Mostly, though, it’s the fractured
worlds that make this fun."