Books by Anita Jeram

LOOK WHAT I CAN DO by Sam McBratney
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"While this father-and-son relationship is lovely and their habitat delightful, in this case, neither is well-suited to teaching about a more conceptual world. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
Little Nutbrown Hare explores colors, actions, shapes, numbers, sounds and the natural world on seven double-page spreads as his doting father looks on. Read full book review >
GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU: COLORS by Sam McBratney
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"While this is the first title in the series aimed directly at babies and young toddlers, the small size of the art and the washed-out color values make it an imperfect concept book. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
An exploration of color from McBratney and Jeram's nutbrown hares of Guess How Much I Love You fame. Read full book review >
GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU by Sam McBratney
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"The book is available in just about every format—but this is the perfect one. (Pop-up picture book. 3-6)"
It's hard to believe that a pop-up wasn't the creators' original intention, so seamlessly do moveable parts dovetail into this modern classic's storyline. Read full book review >
LITTLE CHICK by Amy Hest
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"Warmly familiar and enchantingly fresh. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Does the world need another charming picture book about an adorable baby chick? Read full book review >
WHEN I’M BIG by Sam McBratney
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"The sweet, sunny watercolor-and-ink images are both simple and pretty, as is the warm relationship between Big and Little. (Picture books. 3-6)"
Here are two perfectly charming board books—When I'm Big and Colors Everywhere (978-0-7636-3545-9)—from the author and illustrator of Guess How Much I Love You, a bestseller that inspired a host of wannabes. Read full book review >
COLORS EVERYWHERE by Sam McBratney
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"The sweet, sunny watercolor-and-ink images are both simple and pretty, as is the warm relationship between Big and Little. (Picture books. 3-6)"
Here are two perfectly charming board books—When I'm Big and Colors Everywhere (978-0-7636-3545-9)—from the author and illustrator of Guess How Much I Love You, a bestseller that inspired a host of wannabes. Read full book review >
YOU’RE ALL MY FAVORITES by Sam McBratney
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"McBratney and Jeram again combine to address a common childhood anxiety in a relaxed, irresistibly soothing way, and the competitiveness that mars their bestselling earlier title is much reduced here. (Picture book. 3-5)"
More cozy family bonding from the creators of Guess How Much I Love You (1995). Read full book review >
YOU CAN DO IT, SAM by Amy Hest
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Endearing characters add to the sweetness and fulfillment that younger children will identify with, making this third Sam and Mrs. Bear story quite a delicious morsel. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A warm gesture of generosity has Sam and Mrs. Bear up before dawn, baking, wrapping, and delivering small cakes in red gift bags to the sleeping neighbors' doors on their snowy street. Read full book review >
DON’T YOU FEEL WELL, SAM? by Amy Hest
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Just the thing to share with a little one struggling with a bout of the sniffles. (Picture book. 2-6)"
The direful sound of a toddler's cough in the night is the focus of this poignant sequel to Hest's Kiss Good Night (2001). Read full book review >
KISS GOOD NIGHT by Amy Hest
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"A cute, even sweet, bedtime story, with text and illustrations that work well together, but really, do we need another Goodnight Moon? (Picture book. 2-5)"
"It was a dark and stormy night on Plum Street." Read full book review >
I LOVE MY LITTLE STORYBOOK by Anita Jeram
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

Sure to warm the auricles of newly independent readers (and older reading advocates) everywhere, this rhapsody features a brown-and-white bunny only a little bigger than its beloved storybook. Read full book review >
ALL TOGETHER NOW by Anita Jeram
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Through the song and the games the Honeys play, Jeram encourages readers to rejoice in diversity—a warm and timely message in a world full of complex and extended families. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Jeram brings back characters from Bunny, My Honey (1999) for this poignant tale about families. Read full book review >
BUNNY, MY HONEY by Anita Jeram
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"A lighthearted yet compassionate tale. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A tender tale of loss and reunion, and the saving grace of a mother's love, from Jeram (Daisy Dare, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >
PUPPY LOVE by Dick King-Smith
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"This tender guide is educational, humorous, and irresistible—like puppies. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The pair that collaborated on I Love Guinea Pigs (1995) teams up again on a universally appealing subject, rendered quite personal by King-Smith. Read full book review >
DICK KING-SMITH'S ANIMAL FRIENDS by Dick King-Smith
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"It's classified as animal anecdotes, but don't bury it in the 590s with assignment material. (Nonfiction. 5- 10)"
In 31 anecdotes about animals he has known, King-Smith (The Stray, p. 1237, etc.) once again proves his worth as a born storyteller. Read full book review >
DAISY DARE by Anita Jeram
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Dare children, instead, to take on Kevin Henkes's Sheila Rae, the Brave (1987). (Picture book. 3-6)"
 Sprightly illustrations can't compensate for the irresponsible message in this tale of a fearless mouse who will accept any dare her friends think upwalking on top of a wall, eating a worm, making faces at an elderly neighbor. Read full book review >
I LOVE GUINEA PIGS by Dick King-Smith
Released: March 1, 1995

"Useful for any collection or on any shelf near fellow guinea-pig lovers. (Picture book. 4+)"
Another sure-to-be-popular addition to the "Read and Wonder" series of nonfiction picture books, for which this author and illustrator created All Pigs Are Beautiful (1993). Read full book review >
ALL PIGS ARE BEAUTIFUL by Dick King-Smith
Released: April 1, 1993

"Entertaining and genuinely informative: the best yet in the uneven new "Read and Wonder" series. (Picture book. 4+)"
Allowing that his favorite was fierce-looking Monty, a 600- pound "large white" who had ten "wives" and was a "pushover" who loved to have his head scratched, the author of Babe, the Gallant Pig (1985) ruminates companionably about the habits and characters of pigs. Read full book review >
IT WAS JAKE! by Anita Jeram
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1991

"Appropriately light-hearted illustrations round out the funny side of this slight but pleasing story. (Picture book. 4-8)"
 In an amusing alternative to the imaginary-friend scapegoat, Danny blames his misdemeanors on his huge, obliging dog until his mother calls a halt: ``Jake can't use scissors...and Jake can't dress himself!'' Danny, not Jake, is sent to bed supperless. Read full book review >