Books by Debrah Santini

ABBY’S CHAIRS by Barbara Santucci
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Ultimately, the cozy-but-slight story and repetitive watercolor art will have a tough time interesting most bored-out-of-their-seats children with its adult characters, adult situations, and adult sentiments. (Picture book. 4-8)"
No matter what new homeowner Abby does, she just can't seem to figure out a pleasing arrangement for her chair collection. Read full book review >
THE LAST DANCE by Carmen Agra Deedy
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Children may have difficulty with the calligraphic typeface, making this a book more appropriate for sharing than solos. (Picture book. 8-12)"
A complex, pretty story—about dancing and death—whose text and illustrations are stitched together from different fragments; poetic snatches of narrative are woven together like a series of dreams. Read full book review >
TULIPS by Jay O'Callahan
Released: April 1, 1992

"Santini deftly illustrates this satisfying comeuppance in soft pencil and watercolor, amusingly satirizing the events and glorying in the elegance of Grand Ma Mere's mÇnage. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In his first picture book, a gifted storyteller who has performed worldwide tells a tale about a practical jokester whose victims finally turn the tables on him. Read full book review >