There’s a Hole in the Log on the Bottom of the Lake by Loren Long

HoleintheLog_BlogBanner Back of Book:
A cumulative text featuring repetition and tongue-twisters combine with gorgeous illustrations from New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long for a book kids will clamor for at storytime. Endpapers include sheet music and lyrics for kids and parents to have their own singalong!
My review:
I am so excited to be apart of the blog tour for this amazing book! There’s A Hole in the Log On the Bottom of the Lake is a terrific story to introduce readers to patterns and sequencing in storytelling. Each verse in the book builds upon itself. My students loved trying to guess what else was on the bottom of the lake next. The detailed illustrations bring out each aspect of the story beautifully. I loved the snail and turtle that appear on each page. They bring a new level of depth and fun to the story.  This book is sure to bring a lot of laughter and fun.   The illustrations are bright, bold and build upon the illustrations as the story builds. The back of the book has the music notes and song lyrics. Loren Long has skillfully put together a fun read-aloud that will be enjoyed over and over
Ages 5 and up
40 pages


A Hole in the Log
Book Cover 


Loren Long grew up in Lexington, Kentucky. He pursued graduate-level studies at the American Academy of Art in Chicago after graduating with a BA in Graphic Design/Art Studio from the University of Kentucky. After graduation, Long worked as an illustrator for a greeting card company in Cincinnati before beginning his career as a freelance illustrator. Since then, Long has received numerous accolades for his fluid WPA painting style. He has been awarded two gold medals from the Society of Illustrators in New York and has been frequently selected for their annual exhibition and book. His work has also appeared in many other major annual exhibitions held by such prestigious journals and magazines as American Illustration, Communication Arts, Step-By-Step Graphics and Print. Long’s clients include Time, Reader’s Digest, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Boy’s Life, Land’s End, Sports Illustrated, and HBO. He has also illustrated book covers for numerous publishers and has recently concentrated on illustrating books for young readers, where his work has garnered much recognition and praise.

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