Picture Books 

"Funny" is the word I always hear about my picture books.

But while my books are seriously silly, they have many layers and invite multiple readings.

This makes them great choices for one-on-one reading and storytime settings alike. 

 
 
NEW! July 2016   Abrams Books for Young Readers / 5-7 years

NEW! July 2016  

Abrams Books for Young Readers / 5-7 years

FEROCIOUS FLUFFITY

Mr. Drake’s second grade class has a new class pet. Fluffity appears to be a cute and docile hamster—but the kids soon discover that she is not the cuddly pet they expected. From the moment her cage door opens, Fluffity becomes FEROCIOUS—biting and chasing everyone down the hall and into the library! Will the class be able to tame this beast and bring peace back to their school?


Totally Tardy Marty

Totally Tardy Marty just can’t seem to get to school on time. Not when there are so many better things to do in the mornings, like invent Toast-on-a-Rope, fight a giant squid in the laundry, or follow some ants up a tree. And so he’s tardy every day, much to the smug delight of Never-Late Kate, who thinks she’s sooo great. But then, when both kids end up in a jam (or rather, a tree), they have a surprisingly good time... so much so that they both lose track of time. An unlikely friendship is born, through which Marty learns a trick or two for punctuality, and Kate discovers the virtues of stopping to smell the roses. 

Harry N. Abrams / 4-8 years

Harry N. Abrams / 4-8 years


Beach Lane Books / Ages 4-8

Beach Lane Books / Ages 4-8

Goatilocks and the Three Bears

This playful adaptation of a favorite fairy tale is full of tummy-rumbling fun.

Goatilocks gobbles more than porridge in this fractured fairy tale that puts a hilarious twist on a favorite story. 

She lives down the road from a family of bears...
Goatilocks can’t resist sampling first Papa Bear’s porridge, then Mama Bear’s porridge, then Baby Bear’s porridge—and his bowl and spoon, too. And it turns out Goatilocks has a taste for chairs and beds as well. Has Goatilocks devoured her way to disaster? What will happen when the Bear family returns home?


King of the Zoo  

They say the lion is king of the jungle, but who's the king of the zoo?

Meet Carlos the Chameleon, the true king of the zoo...or so he thought!

When his friends point out that he's not the zoo's only king, Carlos must defend his kingdom! The kangaroo makes Carlos hopping mad. The monkey has Carlos scratching his head in disbelief. The elephant, too? Who knew? Will Carlos regain his rightful place on the throne or is he just being a royal pain?

With pictures by New York Times Bestselling Illustrator, Jackie Urbanovic, KING OF THE ZOO is a read-aloud riot that will have everyone cheering for the little Chameleon on his king-sized quest. 

Orchard Books / Ages 3-5

Orchard Books / Ages 3-5


Harry N. Abrams / Ages 4-8

Harry N. Abrams / Ages 4-8

Dotty

It’s Ida’s first day of school. She carries her new lunch box and a long, blue string with her special friend Dotty attached to it. A big, colorfully spotted pal with horns, Dotty just happens to be invisible. On that first day of school, Ida and Dotty find out there are plenty of other imaginary friends in attendance. But as the year passes and fewer and fewer imaginary friends come to class, Ida begins to wonder if Dotty is welcome at school anymore . . .

Perceptive and warmly funny, with charming art from exciting illustrator Julia Denos, Dotty is a celebration of the power of friendship and imagination.


Chicken Butt!

"A laugh-out-loud, read-it-again delight!"

When a little boy successfully uses "fowl" play and ridiculous rhymes to get his distracted dad's attention, he gets so excited he keeps going and going. Dad wants to stop the silliness, but he's no match for . . . CHICKEN BUTT! A laugh-out-loud, read-it-again delight for the whole family.

Harry N. Abrams / Ages 2-8

Harry N. Abrams / Ages 2-8


Harry N. Abrams / Ages 3 and up

Harry N. Abrams / Ages 3 and up

Chicken Butt's Back

That's right.... Chicken Butt's Back!

In this cheeky (sorry!) sequel to the wildly fun Chicken Butt!, the young jokester and his chicken muse are back, but this time they're trying to trick Mom. She thinks she has caught on to the gag, but as she distractedly does the grocery shopping, she falls victim to a flurry of jokes using homonyms and homophones—words such as "dear" and "deer," and "which" and "witch." Wordplay has never been so much fun. 

Like Chicken Butt!, this story encourages children to participate in a call-and-response reading format that reinforces their reading skills.


Ninety-Three In My Family

Nominated for the Cyblis Award!

What would life be like if you shared a house with your mom, dad, two sisters, a gerbil ... and 87 other animals? A close look (in verse) at a furry, fuzzy, feathery and very funny family.

Harry N. Abrams / Ages 2-8

Harry N. Abrams / Ages 2-8


Harry N. Abrams / Ages 2-8

Harry N. Abrams / Ages 2-8

Chicken Bedtime Is Really Early

"A double debut that's double the fun!"

The definitive answer (also in verse) to the all-important question: “Why do I have to go to bed so early when everyone else gets to stay up late?” As you’ll learn from the animals (many of whom are not chickens, by the way) in this book, “sooner or later, we all need to sleep.”