Books by Bernard Waber

ASK ME by Bernard Waber
Kirkus Star
by Bernard Waber, illustrated by Suzy Lee
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 12, 2015

"Sublimely satisfying. (Picture book. 4-8)"
As a little girl and her father take a walk together, the girl directs her dad to ask her questions about what she likes. Read full book review >
LYLE WALKS THE DOGS by Bernard Waber
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

"Though given the stance and proportions of a human in an animal suit, Lyle provides a bright-green visual anchor for each picture, and if there isn't much in the way of humor or conflict here—even when being pulled along he looks controlled and confident, although he clearly doesn't like the way Snappy sets the pack to barking—at least there's plenty for pre-reading children to tally and a familiar figure to welcome back. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The genial reptile's first new outing in 12 years also debuts an illustrator working in her father's naïve cartoon style. Read full book review >
EVIE AND MARGIE by Bernard Waber
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 27, 2003

"Fans of Lyle might wonder why with tears as the motif, Waber didn't go for the innuendo and make the characters crocodiles? (Picture book. 4-8)"
Evie and Margie are best friends; they do everything together, even dreaming of becoming actors. Read full book review >
COURAGE by Bernard Waber
FRIENDS AND SCHOOL
Released: Oct. 28, 2002

"More suitable for a discussion starter than independent reading, this develops a timely topic in simple, sensitive ways. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Veteran Waber moves from the stridency of Fast Food! Read full book review >
FAST FOOD! GULP! GULP! by Bernard Waber
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Humorous illustrations, confusing setting changes, and outmoded stereotypes don't add up to a Happy Meal. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Kids are prime targets of fast food chain marketing, with a corresponding decline in juvenile nutrition that concerns parents and health professionals. Read full book review >
THE MOUSE THAT SNORED by Bernard Waber
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

Waber (Lyle at Christmas, 1998, etc.) introduces another beguiling and worthy creature into an unsuspecting home where it first disrupts, then engages, then makes itself a part. Read full book review >
LYLE AT CHRISTMAS by Bernard Waber
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Fans of the big green crocodile will welcome this holiday adventure. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mr. Grumps's "down-in-the-dumps" approach to the Christmas holiday leads to the disappearance of Lyle's favorite feline friend in this reassuring tale about the love of family and friends. Read full book review >
BEARSIE BEAR AND THE SURPRISE SLEEPOVER PARTY by Bernard Waber
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"The reading of the accumulated names every time the animals settle down results in a book that may be too raucous for bedtime, but ideal for story hours. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A humorous cumulative tale that makes a great read-aloud for the very young. Read full book review >
A LION NAMED SHIRLEY WILLIAMSON by Bernard Waber
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Humor with bite, as it were, given substance by the playful artwork. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A lionness bound for a zoo is dubbed Shirley Williamson due to a bad phone connection. Read full book review >
LYLE AT THE OFFICE by Bernard Waber
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"This latest addition to the Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile series meanders a bit, but most would follow the lovable Lyle anywhere, and Waber's illustrations are, as usual, completely winning. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Lyle the crocodile is back and he's in demand, especially when he goes with Mr. Primm to the office. Read full book review >
THE HOUSE ON EAST 88TH STREET by Bernard Waber
Released: May 1, 1962

"The sweet smell of Lyle's success brings Hector back to claim him and back once again to deposit him, when Lyle sheds a river of crocodile tears for the Primms."
"Swish, Swash, Splash, Swoosh," echoed through the Primms' new house on East 88th Street—an ordinary house except for its one eccentric resident — Lyle the crocodile. Read full book review >