November 8, 2016

1.     I am a Bunny Illustrated by Richard Scarry.

I am a Bunny is a timeless story about a rabbit named Nicholas who lives in a hollow tree. Nicho...

October 22, 2016

All children's picture book authors and illustrators strive for creativity, hoping their book will catch a reader's (and a publisher's) attention. But some,...

October 16, 2016

Hello Baby by Mem Fox is a fun little guessing game for you and your little one as the book asks the baby, "Who are you?"

In a series of rhymes, Fox present...

October 9, 2016

A story that reminds me of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No good, Very Bad Day, Kevin Henkes gives us a story of a bird, a little dog, a fox, and a...

October 3, 2016

"Dida, Dida, Dida" has to be one of our son's favorite words. While many people might assume he's saying "Dada," what he's really saying is "Digger, digger,...

September 27, 2016

Time for Bed by Mem Fox is a beautiful bedtime story for children -- both in text and in illustration. With flowing, repetitive rhymes, each page presents t...

September 22, 2016

I am very fond of Baby Bear Sees Blue. A book that captures the infinite curiosity of a child, Baby Bear spends his day asking questions about what he sees,...

September 20, 2016

Dahlov Ipcar's Farmyard Numbers is a lovely addition to any child's book collection. With illustrations that have a vintage-poster feel to them, the matte b...

September 13, 2016

Capturing the creativity and imagination of the child, Alice Beauvisage brings us into the world of a little boy who finds many different uses for his blank...

September 4, 2016

Pumpkin Moonshine by beloved author/illustrator, Tasha Tudor reminds me of stories by Beatrix Potter and Thornton Burgess. A board book with a fai...

August 27, 2016

A 2007 Caldecott Honor Book, Gone Wild: An Endangered Animal Alphabet is both innovative -- with its black and white cut-out-like illustrations -- and infor...

August 21, 2016

KMP: For those readers who may not be familiar with your work, can you tell us about some of the themes in your books? 

PH: Almost all the characters in my p...

August 21, 2016

A while back I reviewed Emily Winfield Martin's book, Dream Animals, here. (I am so fond of her work that I couldn't stop myself from also reviewing Day Dre...

August 18, 2016

Who ever said a red wagon is just a wagon? In Renata Liwska's Red Wagon, Lucy the fox is given an exciting gift -- a red wagon. But instead of being able to...

August 12, 2016

For the earliest reader (or board-book-chewer), I Play is another of David McPhail's simply illustrated books with a lot of personality. From cuddly illustr...

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