Books by Bob Shea

DON'T PLAY WITH YOUR FOOD! by Bob Shea
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Children often see themselves as the underdog in an adultcentric world; they'll be rooting for the bunnies (all three…no wait, 72 of them). (Picture book. 3-6)"
Buddy is one cranky, hungry monster. Read full book review >
UNICORN THINKS HE'S PRETTY GREAT by Bob Shea
Released: June 25, 2013

"Brilliant in execution and hysterical in dialogue; Shea's pretty great, too. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Goat can't stop comparing himself to Unicorn and coming up short. Read full book review >
CHEETAH CAN'T LOSE by Bob Shea
Released: March 1, 2013

"A high-volume victory for compassion. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Loudmouth speedster Cheetah is sure that race day will be a walkover, but two clever little cats have other ideas. Read full book review >
WEDGIEMAN TO THE RESCUE by Charise Mericle Harper
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Don't bother wedging this one on your bookshelf. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Someone needs to save new readers from this book. Read full book review >
DINOSAUR VS. SANTA by Bob Shea
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

""DINOSAUR WINS!" So will young readers and listeners likewise charged up with dino DNA. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Fresh from roaring out at bedtime (2008), at potty training (2010) and in the library (2011) Shea's prehistoric preschooler takes on Christmas. Read full book review >
WEDGIEMAN by Charise Mericle Harper
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"In what seems like a veritable golden age of beginning readers, perhaps some things are better not published. Or read. (Early reader. 5-7)"
Captain Underpants he ain't. Read full book review >
ME WANT PET! by Tammi Sauer
Released: March 6, 2012

"This account of the age-old bond between animals and children is ideally paced for read-aloud pleasure. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Although the setting is prehistoric, the parental excuses standing between the protagonist and potential pets will sound familiar to contemporary listeners. Read full book review >
DINOSAUR VS. THE LIBRARY by Bob Shea
DINOSAURS
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"Dinosaur wins again! (Just deny it if he ever asks.) (Picture book. 3-5)"
Shea's irrepressible hero returns—stubby, red and toothier than ever. Read full book review >
GILBERT GOLDFISH WANTS A PET by Kelly DiPucchio
ANIMALS
Released: June 9, 2011

"Pair with Emma Dodd's What Pet to Get (2008) or Fiona Robertson's Wanted: The Perfect Pet (2010) for surefire pet-centric fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A fresh, funny take on a popular topic—the perfect pet. Read full book review >
I'M A SHARK by Bob Shea
by Bob Shea, illustrated by Bob Shea
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2011

"There will be no need to fear for Shark's enduring popularity; here he proves he's one refreshing delight. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This shark is the bravest thing in the ocean, or so he'd like readers to believe. Read full book review >
DINOSAUR VS. THE POTTY by Bob Shea
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

"A shoo-in for storytime fave status and an excellent title to supplement the standard, more earnest potty-training fare. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Another high-volume trail of victories for the red, toothy, roaring two-or-so-year-old introduced in Dinosaur vs. Read full book review >
OH, DADDY! by Bob Shea
by Bob Shea, illustrated by Bob Shea
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

"A breath of fresh air. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Thank goodness this hippo dad has his smart son to help him out! Read full book review >
RACE YOU TO BED by Bob Shea
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"To sleep! (Picture book. 3-6)"
A hyperactive, saucer-eyed rabbit challenges readers to a race to bed and runs into a gamut of unexpected animals, people and predicaments along the way. Read full book review >
DINOSAUR VS. BEDTIME by Bob Shea
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 9, 2008

With huge exclamations, broad, black crayon lines and vivid splashes of red, Shea portrays a roaring "dinosaur" savagely attacking a pile of leaves, a big slide, a bowl of spaghetti, talking grown-ups (seen only from knees down) and other unsuspecting targets, then swaggering away from each, crowing "DINOSAUR WINS AGAIN!" Read full book review >
BIG PLANS by Bob Shea
by Bob Shea, illustrated by Lane Smith
ANIMALS
Released: April 15, 2008

"Certainly not fans of top-volume stories and storytimes, who will happily troop along in his wake, undoubtedly hatching some BIG PLANS of their own. (Picture book. 5-9)"
With as much emphasis as mammoth red display type can convey, a lad—plainly on a time-out, to judge from his opening-scene position in the corner of a classroom—proclaims that he has "BIG PLANS! Read full book review >
NEW SOCKS by Bob Shea
by Bob Shea, illustrated by Bob Shea
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"The presentation might point to a preschool audience, but the pleasure of sporting sharp new duds isn't age-specific at all. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Bold visual design expresses a winning exuberance in this debut, which features a chick named Leon crowing proudly over his new socks—"These New Socks fit just right! Read full book review >