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Pirates Don't Take Baths


alistair & kip's great adventure

The lonely moose

carrot soup


the reluctant dragon

THIS is maine

mama loves you

little mouse and elephant

musicians of bremen

School Library Journal

Segal's soft, pastel watercolors are the strength of this title, for his clear pictures highlight important features of each item. His artwork is simple yet detailed enough to prove interesting, especially in his rendition of an L.L. Bean-like outdoor sporting goods store.



Segal provides the perfect watercolors for such an understated text. They are folksy, realistic, and funny. In the two images, for example, that illustrate the words "This is a tourist who looks like a tourist. This is a Mainer who looks like a Mainer," both men are wearing the same outfit but look totally different. The generous use of white space also contributes to the overall laid-back effect, and in the end, this picture book says a lot about a very special part of the U.S.