Books by Annette Langen

THE ANGRY LITTLE KNIGHT by Annette Langen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Evaporates nearly as completely as the smoke from a dragon's breath. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An insubstantial offering about a young knight who finds real adventure better than make-believe. Read full book review >
OUR VERY OWN CHRISTMAS by Annette Langen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"With elements of magical realism, this story offers a creative, challenging exploration of a Christmas journey. (Picture book. 4-6)"
An adventurous little girl and her younger brother act out the Nativity story with friendly animals in a snow-covered, mysterious land in this intriguing story originally published in Switzerland. Read full book review >
I WON'T COMB MY HAIR! by Annette Langen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

Craziness ensues when a girl lets her locks grow wild. Don't be deceived by the serene smile on little Tanya's face. There are many things she doesn't want to do, and she'll certainly tell you, "I WON'T!" Foremost is combing her hair, which resembles a bushy, brown lion's mane. One day, a small bird lands on the crown of Tanya's head. Another follows, and, before long, there's a nest with five eggs that hatch into chicks. Tanya's careful not to disturb them, and she even hunts for worms. When trees start to grow, though, and jungle animals hiss and screech and growl, she's had enough. She brushes and brushes and brushes until all the knots and tangles (and creatures) are gone. Tanya now has a new problem: She can't settle on a style for her lovely locks. The breezy Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle-esque lesson is much aided by Bahr's illustrations, which make Tanya's hair, simultaneously wild and beautiful, the most vibrant component of every picture. Tanya looks to be biracial, too—an added plus. The lenticular optical-illusion cover is a bonus treat. (Picture book. 3-6)Read full book review >