Books by Brigitte Weninger

DAVY'S SUMMER VACATION! by Brigitte Weninger
Released: June 5, 2018

"A somewhat bland addition to the summer-vacation canon. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The vacation that Davy and his family take isn't what they'd hoped for; it's better. Read full book review >
AUNT FANNY'S STAR by Brigitte Weninger
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A gentle preview of mortality for young ones, softening but not disguising the prospect and arrival of loss. (Picture book. 6-8)"
An elder relative leaves memories and mementos with three young bunnies. Read full book review >
28 GOOD NIGHT STORIES by Brigitte Weninger
edited by Brigitte Weninger, illustrated by Eve Tharlet, translated by Kathryn Bishop
Released: June 1, 2008

"A mixed result, but there are lessons to be learned here, and the illustrations are worth a look. (Picture book/anthology. 3-7)"
This anthology is neatly tied together with a knot of friendship between a guardian-angel trainee and an old bear. Read full book review >
GOOD NIGHT, NORI by Brigitte Weninger
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"One more for the bedtime-routine shelf. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Nori the kitten is having trouble falling asleep despite the late hour and the comfort of his bed. Read full book review >
A BALL FOR ALL by Brigitte Weninger
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Still, this is a fine tale, even if it's nothing new, from the creators of the Davey series. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Weninger and Tharlet's troupe of slightly handicapped field creatures returns for a third lesson; this time they learn to share. Read full book review >
MIKO by Brigitte Weninger
Released: March 1, 2005

"Kind and smart. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Reluctant to give up his nearly perfect day, a young mouse refuses his mother's insistence that it's bath time. Read full book review >
A CHILD IS A CHILD by Brigitte Weninger
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"The message of love, acceptance, and community is simply communicated, making this a perfect title for adoptive or blended families. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Mama and Papa frog are missing; the baby frogs are scared and alone. Mr. Mole, Mr. Hedgehog, and Mrs. Blackbird don't know what to do. Read full book review >
IT’S BEDTIME! by Brigitte Weninger
Released: May 1, 2001

"One note of caution: the illustrations of Ben's toy of choice elevates this tale from preschool appropriateness to young grade-schoolers; while little ones may take fright at the fierce ghoulishness of the toy, older, savvier ones will appreciate it's macabre effectiveness. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A small boy selects an unlikely bedmate in this quirky tale from the author of the popular Davy Rabbit series (Happy Birthday, Davy!, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >
SPECIAL DELIVERY by Brigitte Weninger
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"It's a playful episode, rich in the sort of primary-level suspense and release that post-toddlers love—and the child in the illustrations could be either boy or girl. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Earning high marks for clever design, this picture book resembles the shipping carton around which the story revolves. Read full book review >
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DAVY! by Brigitte Weninger
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A warm, intergenerational family story, a sure story-hour hit. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The seventh title in the Davy series finds the little rabbit counting down the days until his birthday in a gentle story that's once again ably abetted by Tharlet's soft-edged, cozy watercolors. Read full book review >
LUMINA by Brigitte Weninger
by Brigitte Weninger, translated by Anthea Bell, illustrated by Julie Wintz-Litty
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"After so many pages of pure agony, readers will be dazed by and suspicious of this particular turn of events—at least The Little Match Girl delivers a good cry. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Wintz-Litty's watercolors, with their intimate nighttime village scenes and wild landscapes, are splendidly bleak as poor Lumina's sad story unfolds: She is parentless, homeless, hungry, and shunned by her countryfolk—``Go away, little beggar girl!''- -as the snowballs rain down on her head. Read full book review >
RAGGED BEAR by Brigitte Weninger
by Brigitte Weninger, translated by Marianne Martens, illustrated by Alan Marks
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Deceptively simple, deeply satisfying. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Ragged Bear is ``old and worn, ragged and torn,'' but he is a forgiving soul. Read full book review >
WHAT HAVE YOU DONE, DAVY? by Brigitte Weninger
Released: March 1, 1996

"The characters, in word and art, are nearly indistinguishable from one another, even though Tharlet's hazy illustrations beautifully evoke both Davy's smallness and the exuberance that lands him in so much trouble. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A conventional story about a family of rabbits, the smallest of whom ruins his siblings' toys, playhouse, and secret burrow and learns that he can win their forgiveness only by working with them and fixing what he broke. Read full book review >