Books by Bonny Becker

TICKLY PRICKLY by Bonny Becker
by Bonny Becker, illustrated by Shari Halpern, developed by fishdog.net
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"Amid the plethora of hyperinteractive apps available for this age group, the barely-there animations are underwhelming even for toddlers, but the charm of the original book remains intact. (iPad storybook app. 2-4)"
A very minimally interactive app for preschoolers uses familiar animals and bugs to explore the sense of touch. Read full book review >
THE SNIFFLES FOR BEAR by Bonny Becker
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Bear and Mouse are the 21st-century Damon and Pythias—kids who haven't met them yet will be happy they've encountered them now. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Bear is sure no one could possibly be as sick as he is. Read full book review >
MAGICAL MS PLUM by Bonny Becker
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"Ms Plum has some real teaching magic up her sleeve, and teachers who read aloud to their classes will want to begin or end their years with this one. (Fantasy. 7-11)"
Magic and common sense mix to create a wonderful year for Ms Plum, who could be Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's granddaughter, and her third graders. Read full book review >
A BIRTHDAY FOR BEAR by Bonny Becker
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Meanwhile, the energetic ink-and-watercolor illustrations brim with humor while firmly establishing Mouse and Bear as friends new readers will enjoy visiting time and again. (Early reader. 6-8)"
Fans of the 2008 picture book A Visitor for Bear will delight in this second offering from Becker and Denton about curmudgeonly Bear and his intrepidly friendly—not to mention "small and gray and bright-eyed"—visitor, Mouse. Read full book review >
A VISITOR FOR BEAR by Bonny Becker
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Kids will giggle each time the mouse reappears and grin with satisfaction when big and little become friends. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The sign on Bear's front door declares "NO VISITORS ALLOWED"—and the curmudgeon means it. Read full book review >
HOLBROOK by Bonny Becker
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 13, 2006

"The message that creativity should be valued and nourished is a worthy one, but given the utter lack of child appeal, it's unlikely many readers will get that message here. (Fiction. 8-10)"
An earnest message is weighed down by a predictable plot and flat characterization. Read full book review >
JUST A MINUTE by Bonny Becker
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Johnny's experience will have children, and their parents, nodding in recognition. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Becker taps into a universal experience with this sympathetic look at a child left to wait just a minute while Mom runs a quick side errand. Read full book review >
AN ANT’S DAY OFF by Bonny Becker
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2003

"What nerve! (Picture book. 6-9)"
Brushing off his buddy Floyd's reproachful slogans—"You must work and work and work some more . . . Read full book review >
MY BROTHER, THE ROBOT by Bonny Becker
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Despite the implausibility of the second half of the story, the text is clever and comical and kids should enjoy it, imperfections and all. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A flawed human child has to cope with a robotic brother who can do no wrong. Read full book review >
TICKLY PRICKLY by Bonny Becker
Released: June 30, 1999

"Illustrations of the fuzzy wool of a sheep, smudgy wings of a moth, and opalescent scales of a fish all appear enticingly tactile, due to Halpern's astute use of unusual paper in the collages."
Textured collages invite preschoolers to consider the sense of touch. Read full book review >