Books by David Ezra Stein

DINOSAUR KISSES by David Ezra Stein
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"A kissing cousin to Bob Shea's Dinosaur vs.… series. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Chomping and stomping come naturally to an exuberant dinosaur hatchling. Kissing? That takes practice. Read full book review >
OL' MAMA SQUIRREL by David Ezra Stein
Released: March 21, 2013

"This effervescent tale brims with humor and vibrant characterization. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Don't let her size fool you: Ol' Mama Squirrel is as fierce as any lioness when it comes to protecting her young. Read full book review >
BECAUSE AMELIA SMILED by David Ezra Stein
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"A playfully profound picture book that does its part in passing on good feelings. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Amelia's smile, brought on by a rain shower and seen by a neighborhood grandmother, catalyzes a cheery chain of happy consequences. Read full book review >
LOVE, MOUSERELLA by David Ezra Stein
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Sometimes snail mail is just better. Here's proof. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Bestrewing lined sheets with crayon drawings, Polaroids, smudges, a ketchup packet (not a real one) and other signs of affection, a mouseling writes a newsy love note to her Grandmouse. Read full book review >
INTERRUPTING CHICKEN by David Ezra Stein
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Closing with an intimate snuggle after Papa instantly dozes off, this tender iteration of a familiar nighttime ritual will be equally welcomed by fond parents and those children for whom listening to stories is anything but a passive activity. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Despite repeated vows to stop interrupting, a little red chicken can't resist jumping in to cut her Papa's bedtime tales short with plot giveaways—"DON'T GO IN! Read full book review >
POUCH! by David Ezra Stein
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Warm and inviting, this buoyant tale is hopping good fun. (Picture book. 2-5)"
With each vivacious bounce, a baby kangaroo seeks independence—bit by bit. Read full book review >
THE NICE BOOK by David Ezra Stein
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Nice indeed. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Emotional literacy at its most basic. Read full book review >
MONSTER HUG! by David Ezra Stein
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"All in all, the most unrestrained Wild Rumpus since Max stirred up the Wild Things. (Picture book. 4-6)"
With exuberantly posed figures and colors that don't always stay within his thick, scribbly lines, Stein captures a true sense of abandon in this celebration of the joys of play. Read full book review >
LEAVES by David Ezra Stein
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"He understands and honors the young, curious mind and allows readers to share the joy of a discovery in text and illustration. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A young bear observing his first autumn is captivated by the leaves as they change color from golden to amber. Read full book review >
COWBOY NED & ANDY by David Ezra Stein
ANIMALS
Released: July 10, 2007

"Not great literature, but good fun. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Ned and his best friend, his horse Andy, have come to Abiline for some rest and relaxation. Read full book review >
COWBOY NED AND ANDY by David Ezra Stein
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2006

"Warm, fuzzy and friendly. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Tomorrow is Cowboy Ned's birthday and he is far from home with only his trusty horse Andy to keep him company on the cattle drive. Read full book review >