Books by Edward van de Vendel

I'LL ROOT FOR YOU by Edward van de Vendel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"Motivational and kind, these light poems and illustrations will embolden readers to take risks and 'walk your own tightrope.' (Picture book/poetry. 5-11)"
Lighthearted poems extol sport and human achievement—and the importance of losing. Read full book review >
A DOG LIKE SAM by Edward van de Vendel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 8, 2016

"A moving and memorable tale of love, forgiveness, and compassion among beings both human and canine. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A Canadian family's emotional life is enriched by the affections of a shaggy white dog. Read full book review >
THE DOG THAT NINO DIDN'T HAVE by Edward van de Vendel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 8, 2015

"A sensitive reminder that imagination can provide comfort, though not in unlimited quantity. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Nino and his imaginary dog are inseparable companions—until a tangible pet comes along. Read full book review >
THE CHEER-UP BIRD by Edward van de Vendel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"A chirpy pick-me-up tailor-made for sharing with one or many glum young listeners. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Bored or grumpy animals from Down Under get a lift from the Cheer-up Bird in this Dutch import. Now, who will cheer up the weary bird? Read full book review >
FOR YOU AND NO ONE ELSE by Edward van de Vendel
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"The expressive black-ink drawings tell most of the story, and since the grass-green text easily fades into the background, one can't help but think of the spare power this might have had as a wordless work. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Originally published in the Netherlands, this gifty little number follows Buck, a kindhearted deer who happens upon a "curiosity"—a seven-leaf clover. Read full book review >