Books by Caralyn Buehner

SNOWMEN AT WORK by Caralyn Buehner
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Fans and those looking for books about occupations may find themselves looking askance at every snowman they see. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The Buehners continue their snowmen-come-to-life shtick with this look at occupations. Read full book review >
SNOWMEN ALL YEAR by Caralyn Buehner
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"But this outing lacks the magic of the pair's Snowmen at Night (2002) almost entirely, coming alive only on the very last page, which suggests that perhaps it's time for this franchise to melt. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A little boy who loves building snowmen but doesn't so much love seeing them melt imagines a magic snowman who "could stay with me all year!" Read full book review >
THE QUEEN OF STYLE by Caralyn Buehner
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Clad in peasant dress but sporting elaborate hairstyles (or, for the sheep, poodle cuts and jellybean colors), the figures in the hilariously understated illustrations add a plethora of sight gags to the mix. (Picture book. 6-8)"
As much an essay on the responsibilities of government as it is a cautionary tale about the hazards of boredom, this tale of a queen who takes a beauty-school correspondence course and uses her unwilling subjects—and their sheep—for practice will give readers food for thought as well as a chuckle or two. Read full book review >
WOULD I EVER LIE TO YOU? by Caralyn Buehner
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2007

"EWSLUGp2006, this offers just deserts for pranksters everywhere. (Picture book. 7-9)"
A young narrator afflicted by an older relative with a fondness for playing head games finally exacts sweet revenge. Read full book review >
GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS by Caralyn Buehner
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

"Cute, but there's not quite enough new here to make it a must. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The Buehners retell the old familiar tale with a jump-roping, rhyme-spouting Goldilocks. Read full book review >
SNOWMEN AT CHRISTMAS by Caralyn Buehner
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"As in the previous story, there are tiny hidden pictures to search for in each illustration. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The husband-and-wife team who created the popular Snowmen at Night revisits their snowy creations to see how snowmen celebrate Christmas. Read full book review >
SUPERDOG by Caralyn Buehner
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2004

"No—but this low-slung role model shows the inner stuff, both to transform himself, and to rise to the challenges that come his way. (Picture book. 7-9)"
The Buehners convincingly suggest that heroes, super or otherwise, are self-made. Read full book review >
SNOWMEN AT NIGHT by Caralyn Buehner
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"It would be difficult not to fall in love with this rollicking flight of imagination created by a terrific combination of talent. (Picture book. 2-6)"
The work of this husband-and-wife team best known for The Escape of Marvin the Ape (1992) is always special; here it comes together in a delightful story about the nocturnal activities of snowmen that is refreshingly original and visually sparkling. Read full book review >
I WANT TO SAY I LOVE YOU by Caralyn Buehner
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"A perfect way to show little ones they are cherished. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In a tender tale that captures the essence of childhood, a mother describes the myriad reasons she adores her offspring. Read full book review >
I DID IT, I'M SORRY by Caralyn Buehner
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1998

"Most children will have no problem discerning correct behavior, and some adults may wince in recognition at the black-and-white approach to ethics: It's not right to lie about a child's age at restaurants where those under five eat free. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The Buehners (It's a Spoon, Not a Shovel! 1995, etc.) continue their mission to make learning decorum a giggle instead of a slap on the wrist. Read full book review >
FANNY'S DREAM by Caralyn Buehner
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 1996

"A delightful wedding of winsome story and ingenious illustrations; there is no more to be asked of a book. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An ungainly farm girl named Fanny Agnes has a bit of the Cinderella in her and on the night of the mayor's ball goes out to the garden to wait for her fairy godmother. Read full book review >
IT'S A SPOON, NOT A SHOVEL by Caralyn Buehner
NONFICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

"Great guidelines for children in the formative years. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A manners manual for etiquette-minded children in the '90s, in multiple choice. Read full book review >
A JOB FOR WITTILDA by Caralyn Buehner
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"A slight tale, lively in the telling, with vibrantly comical Hopperesque illustrations featuring the dowdy, earnest witch and her delightful slew of bug-eyed cats. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Having trouble making ends meet, witch Wittilda kisses her 47 cats good-bye to go job-hunting, but promptly gets into trouble when, as a newly hired hairdresser, she arranges Mrs. Hatrack's hair into a web, complete with spider. Read full book review >
THE ESCAPE OF MARVIN THE APE by Caralyn Buehner
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Good fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Like Fatio's Happy Lion, Marvin leaves his cage at the zoo through an open door; unlike the lion, no one ever notices him as he roams—reading on the subway, giving his order to a bored waiter, catching a foul at a ballgame, or playing checkers in a park—nor does he return to the zoo (a hippo-escape provides the conclusion). Read full book review >