Books by Eric Puybaret

CLOUD CHASER by Anne-Fleur Drillon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2018

"Imaginative youngsters who dream of flight or are of a similar fanciful bent will appreciate this ode to creativity. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An intergenerational friendship produces a flying machine. Read full book review >
ALICE IN WONDERLAND by Lewis Carroll
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 30, 2016

"A bland if pretty treatment for adults who feel their children are not ready for the original. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Paired to creamy, surreal illustrations, an abbreviated and retold account of Alice's sojourn from her encounter with the Cheshire Cat on in this sequel to Alice in Wonderland: Down the Rabbit Hole (2015). Read full book review >
HOW DEEP IS THE OCEAN? by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2016

"A watertight addition to the venerable Let's Read and Find Out collection. (websites) (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
A straightforward dive into the watery abyss, with passing views of some select exotic residents. Read full book review >
SUITE FOR HUMAN NATURE by Diane Charlotte Lampert
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"It is an earned triumph when Love prevails. (Picture book. 5-10)"
A gentle parable of how Mother Nature introduced human foibles and strengths to the world. Read full book review >
ALICE IN WONDERLAND by Lewis Carroll
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Pretty, though as condensations go, less Wonder-full than Robert Sabuda's pop-up Alice (2003) or the digital Alicewinks (2013). (Picture book. 5-8)"
A much-abridged version of the classic's first five chapters, dressed up with large and properly surreal illustrations. Read full book review >
PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON POP-UP BOOK by Peter Yarrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"While this pop-up version adds little to Puff's enduring charm, at least it does not distract. (Pop-up/picture book. 3-6)"
The magic dragon rides again, this time incarnated in a pop-up. Read full book review >
PUFF, THE MAGIC DRAGON by Peter Yarrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2011

"Stick with low-tech for now. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
An interactive take on the classic folk song sluggishly brings this familiar tune to life. Read full book review >
WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR by Leigh Harline
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Little ones will want to pore over the pages again and again as they read and sing along with the Judy Collins recording that is included. A gem. (illustrator's and performer's notes) (Picture book. 2-6)"
The venerable and well-loved song from Disney's Pinocchio is lovingly re-imagined. Read full book review >
THE NUTCRACKER by E.T.A. Hoffman
by E.T.A. Hoffman, adapted by John Cech, illustrated by Eric Puybaret
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Shorter and more cheerful versions of the story are more appropriate for the season and for today's young readers. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Cech's adaptation of the holiday classic is based on Hoffman's original rather than on the later ballet. Read full book review >
MANFISH by Jennifer Berne
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 2008

This moving tribute to the great nautical observer and filmmaker is shot through with an authentically childlike sense of adventure and the thrill of discovery. Read full book review >
PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON by Peter Yarrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"A CD with four songs, two of them versions of 'Puff,' makes a very nice package indeed, especially since Yarrow sings with his daughter. (Picture book and CD. 4-8)"
A lovely—and indeed magical—shift and the beloved anthem becomes quite a satisfying read-aloud for children (and adults). Read full book review >