Books by David Slonim

DIGGER, DOZER, DUMPER by Hope Vestergaard
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"While there are many rhyming truck books out there, this stands out for being a collection of poems. (Picture book/poetry. 3-6)"
Rhyming poems introduce children to anthropomorphized trucks of all sorts, as well as the jobs that they do. Read full book review >
PATCH by David Slonim
by David Slonim, illustrated by David Slonim
Released: July 9, 2013

"A short, funny tale that will resonate with preschoolers and new readers, as well as older children who need simple but meaningful stories. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Patch is a perky pup who provides plenty of companionship to a little towheaded boy in this simple but satisfying story of the love between a boy and his dog. Read full book review >
THE DEER WATCH by Pat Lowery Collins
Released: April 9, 2013

"While each individual part may not be spectacular, the sum has a quiet majesty and beauty that begs to be shared one on one. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A slow start to the story and the odd line breaks won't keep readers from being mesmerized. Read full book review >
SLUGGER by Susan Pearson
Released: March 19, 2013

"A blooper. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A slug with dreams of baseball glory finds success on the diamond thanks to a modified helmet. Read full book review >
I LOATHE YOU by David Slonim
Released: Dec. 18, 2012

"Share this silly and satisfying title with all little monsters. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This full-of-loathing story is a welcome twist on the often saccharine how-much-do-you-love-me genre. Read full book review >
IT'S A DOG'S LIFE by Susan E. Goodman
Released: July 3, 2012

"Children will be barking up the right tree with this enjoyable read. There's still no telling why dogs run after letter carriers, though.… (bibliography) (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
(A lot of) everything kids ever wanted to know about dogs—but couldn't ask. Now, the bare bones of doggy secrets are revealed. Read full book review >
A SWEET PASSOVER by Lesléa Newman
Released: March 1, 2012

"Deliciously traditional. (recipe, author's note) (Picture book/religion. 5-7)"
A week of eating matzah has one little girl ready to swear off the bland, unleavened cracker for good, until a sweet, time-honored staple slowly changes her mind. Read full book review >
10 TURKEYS IN THE ROAD by Brenda Reeves Sturgis
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A cute combo sure to bring many smiles. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Counting down with goofy gobblers—and a delightful final surprise. Read full book review >
BED HOG by Georgette Noullet
Released: March 1, 2011

"A serviceable bedtime story that will win over dog lovers, it's also a great book to help children master their narrative skills, as so much interpretation is left up to readers. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Bailey, a little pooch with teddy-bear appeal, gets kicked out of one family member's bed after another. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"And though it isn't cricket to diminish a slug's capabilities, readers can't help but feel that if a slug is up to the task, well then, maybe someone else in the room is, too. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Pearson is a slug intimate, having previously charted the course of two Slugs in Love (illustrated by Kevin O'Malley, 2006), so who better to explain, exactly, the best way to teach a slug to read? Read full book review >
LOOK OUT, JEREMY BEAN!  by Alice Schertle
Released: May 1, 2009

"Here's hoping Jeremy will soon collect some more. (Fiction. 5-8)"
A school assignment to share collections prompts Jeremy Bean to become a collector of stories about himself, which he hopes he can share with his grandchildren as his Gramps has shared stories with him. Read full book review >
SILLY TILLY by Eileen Spinelli
Released: March 1, 2009

"A surefire hit for storytime and shared reading sessions. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Silly Tilly is the farm comedian, entertaining all the animals with her goosey, goofy behavior. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Slonim's energetic paintings are humorous and showcase the tooth fairy's vim and vigor in saturated colors and clever perspectives. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Bell-Rehwoldt's spunky spitfire of a redheaded tooth fairy defies historical conceptions. Read full book review >
HAYM SALOMON by Susan Goldman Rubin
Released: April 1, 2007

"Not a scholarly or in-depth selection, but certainly an entertaining read for young history buffs. (author note, artist note, glossary, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
With his knowledge of currencies and gift for languages, Salomon filled a vital niche in the American Revolutionary War. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"This shaggy-dog story about a 'couch potato' might amuse some, but overall, this is more of a dud spud. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Sophie's family needs a new couch and finally finds one at Larry's 24 Hour Rummage. Read full book review >
OH, DUCKY! by David Slonim
Released: March 1, 2003

"Coinsurers of the madcap can only hope for more in this vein from Slonim in the future. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Mr. Peters owns the chocolate factory where elfin Johnny and musical Pauline work. Read full book review >
MOISHE’S MIRACLE by Laura Krauss Melmed
Released: Oct. 31, 2000

"A nifty parable—understated, funny, with sharp characterizations—that is atmospherically caught on the page by Slonim's flourishing, clever art, matching the tone perfectly. (explanatory note, glossary) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Here is a gratifying Hanukkah tale of the wages of selfishness. Read full book review >