Books by Andy Myer

HENRY HUBBLE'S BOOK OF TROUBLES by Andy Myer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"For readers who've exhausted the Wimpy Kid series, an acceptable follow-up. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Middle schooler Henry Harrison Hubble keeps an occasional "pretty personal" journal, but when it's stolen and pages are posted on social media, he has to take drastic action. Read full book review >
DELIA'S DULL DAY by Andy Myer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Young readers will chuckle at Delia's cluelessness—and maybe think twice about their own assumptions. (Picture book. 4-9)"
An amusing visual riff on the frequent refrain "nothing ever happens to me." Read full book review >
PICKLICIOUS! by Andy Myer
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2011

Alec enjoys pickles' snappy yumminess in all their great shades and variations, but no one understands his heartfelt adoration for them. Though he earnestly expresses their "picklicious" qualities at every opportunity, his family and classmates bluntly point out their vinegary shortcomings. "Pickles won't fetch sticks. / You can't play sports with them. / They make terrible kites." The child's quirky fascination leaves him with a haunting sense of loneliness. A cucumber truck randomly appears at this low moment, and Alec hops aboard. He experiences the pickling process firsthand until Inspector 105 scoops him off the conveyor belt and straight into the hands of the company's president, who sees a golden marketing opportunity. Alec's catchy slogan catapults the boy to local-celebrity status, and the once-scoffed-at vegetable becomes a popular treat. The illustrations include some humorous details, with pickle-shaped objects adorning the factory's space, and quivering lines denote Alec's vulnerability. There's not much pizzazz in the descriptions, though, to spice the lackluster narration. "His parents were very proud. His friends were very surprised." Alec is earnest enough, but his campy enthusiasm is a bit hard to choke down and leaves behind a slightly sour aftertaste. (Picture book. 4-8)Read full book review >