Books by Deborah Niland

WHEN COCO WAS A KITTEN by Deborah Niland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"For young preschoolers, it will be a good, brief lead-in to such standards as Margaret Miller's Now I'm Big (1996). (Ages 3-4)"
A broadly beaming black-and-white cat with yellow, lamp-like eyes takes center stage as her adoring owner, a little girl, describes her growth: "When Coco was a kitten, she looked like a tiny ball of fluff. / … / Now Coco is a big, grown-up cat. / She can walk on a wall and not fall off," and so on. Read full book review >
ANNIE’S CHAIR by Deborah Niland
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2006

"Niland's lighthearted tale carries a simple message about the art of sharing that toddlers are bound to enjoy. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A battle of wills reaches epic proportions when a determined tot and an intransigent pup have a standoff regarding a favored chair. Read full book review >
FAMILIES ARE FUNNY by Nan Hunt
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"An Australian great-grandmother authored this pungent portrait of a universal irony; large format and Niland's amusingly exaggerated caricatures of the participants suit the book for group use. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A cheery survey of the inconsistencies of the narrator's near and dear: Dad demands instant action when he wants something, but when she has a request for him, his answer is ``Not now...I'm busy.'' Brother Dave is glad to play ball with her, until his friends come over; Uncle Jack asks, ``What do you want to do?'' but then ``we do what he wants to do.'' Still, everyone rallies lovingly round when she gets sick. Read full book review >