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
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

Counting down with goofy gobblers—and a delightful final surprise.

One turkey carries a giant pole, another examines his clown nose in a mirror, others lug boxes and swing mallets. Read full book review >

BED HOG by Georgette Noullet
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

Bailey, a little pooch with teddy-bear appeal, gets kicked out of one family member's bed after another. Read full book review >
HOW TO TEACH A SLUG TO READ by Susan Pearson
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

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
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

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
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

Silly Tilly is the farm comedian, entertaining all the animals with her goosey, goofy behavior. Read full book review >

FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

Bell-Rehwoldt's spunky spitfire of a redheaded tooth fairy defies historical conceptions. Read full book review >

HAYM SALOMON by Susan Goldman Rubin
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2007

With his knowledge of currencies and gift for languages, Salomon filled a vital niche in the American Revolutionary War. Read full book review >

HE CAME WITH THE COUCH by David Slonim
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

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
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2003

Mr. Peters owns the chocolate factory where elfin Johnny and musical Pauline work. Read full book review >

MOISHE’S MIRACLE by Laura Krauss Melmed
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 31, 2000

Here is a gratifying Hanukkah tale of the wages of selfishness. Read full book review >