Reviews

Cover: Tip and Tucker Road Trip

Kirkus reviews - Tip and Tucker Road Trip

This beginning reader introduces children to two hamsters with quite different personalities. Part of the I Am A Reader line, this first outing for Tip and Tucker opens in a pet shop, where Mr. Lopez has come to purchase a pet. Tucker, a larger tan hamster, is excited and tries to get Tip… View »

 
Cover: Ollie on Stage

Kirkus Reviews - Ollie on Stage

A slapstick celebration of the process of discovering and honoring what makes us and our friends unique. View »

 
Cover: Soar High, Dragonfly

Kirkus Reviews - Soar High, Dragonfly

A circular account of a dragonfly’s life span told simultaneously as a narrative and a collection of scientific facts. The creative duo behind Good Trick, Walking Stick (2016) returns to the insect world. Readers follow the life cycle of a green darner dragonfly, from its mother laying eggs… View »

 
Cover: Bundle Up

Kirkus Reviews - Bundle

A cute, purple hippo models winterwear in a variety of colors and makes a snowman an offer it can’t refuse. This sweet and simple board book engages children on several levels, first by introducing colors and various winter garments, then by encouraging them to review those colors—reading… View »

 
Cover: Lulu & Rocky in Milwaukee

Kirkus Reviews - Lulu and Rocky in Milwaukee

An unexpectedly attractive addition to the standard picture-book travel guide. Lulu, a young fox, and her penguin companion, Pufferson, one day receive a letter from her aunt Fancy. Sending them tickets for the trip, her aunt encourages the duo to take the ferry to Milwaukee to join Lulu’s… View »

 
Cover: Four Seasons of Fun: Egg Hunts! Fireworks! Pumpkins! Reindeer!

Kirkus Reviews - Four Seasons of Fun

A rhyming look at all the fun to be had during a year of seasonal changes. An apple tree anchors the book, its branches visually portraying each of the seasons: “Glittering sunbeams make a golden crown / for a tree that is wearing a blossom gown.” Daigneault’s illustration here shows the… View »

 
Cover: A Tuba Christmas

Booklist - A Tuba Christmas

Even though—or perhaps because—everyone else in her family plays strings or reeds, for better or worse, Ava takes up tuba. At first it’s definitely “worse,” as her sibs give her a hard time, her parents suggest something more portable, like flute, and her initial bbbwwWWWAHHHHHs and… View »

 
Cover: Hanukkah Hamster

Kirkus Reviews - Hanukkah Hamster

Review: A new friendship born during the holiday season tugs on the heartstrings. December can be a hard month for those far away from their families. Edgar is a city cabbie kept busy driving passengers from one store to the next. After a nap in his back seat he discovers one more passenger: View »

 
Cover: Hanukkah Hamster

Publisher's Weekly - Hanukkah Hamster

Who left the hamster in Edgar’s cab? No one has reported a missing pet to his cab company, so Edgar, a taxi driver from Israel, names the hamster Chickpea (after a beloved legume from his native land) and improvises a cozy temporary habitat for the critter in his apartment. But as the days… View »

 
Cover: A Tuba Christmas

Kirkus Reviews - A Tuba Christmas

Kirkus Reviews – Starred review…
Excerpt: The wonderfully diverse cast of characters, from Rodney, an African-American with locs, to Ava’s schoolmates and the musicians who make up the tuba band, demonstrates the book’s embrace of ensemble participation. Watercolors cheerily splash across th View »