Books by Ben Cort

PIRATES LOVE UNDERPANTS by Claire Freedman
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Be sure to keep your visit with this undergarment-obsessed pirate crew nice and brief. (Picture book. 4-8)"
There's too little that's loony in this tale of piratical pantaloon-loving thieves, in spite of its cheery premise and art. Read full book review >
DINOSAURS LOVE UNDERPANTS by Claire Freedman
DINOSAURS
Released: Jan. 5, 2010

"Children may find Cort's cartoon pictures of big, grumpy-looking dinosaurs sporting undies loud with polka-dots and other patterns briefly (so to speak) amusing. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The author and illustrator of Aliens Love Underpants (2007) go to the well again, describing in stumbling verse and colorful but unexceptional art how the dinos wiped themselves out squabbling over their prehistoric panties. Read full book review >
SHARK IN THE DARK by Peter Bently
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2009

"Forgettable, despite its child-magnet subject. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The smaller sea creatures live in fear of the hungry shark..until they come up with a plan. Read full book review >
I’M NOT GOING OUT THERE! by Paul Bright
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Siblings may smile, but even those who fight similar battles regularly will agree that this is slight entertainment at best. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Bouncy rhymes, bright colors and an entertaining punch line make this likely to amuse young listeners—at least the first time through. Read full book review >
UNDER THE BED by Paul Bright
FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2004

"For all of Bright's vivid imagery and Cort's grand detonations of color as he goes about depicting this cockamamie bestiary, this is a very soothing affair, especially suitable for bedtime reading. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Sure, there are lots of things under the bed you'll be sleeping in tonight, but as Bright rhymes it, they're too busy or lazy or sleepy or scared to be bothering you. Read full book review >