Books by Francesca Chessa

WHO HAS WIGGLE-WAGGLE TOES? by Vicky Shiefman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 15, 2019

"Fun and high-spirited—pure joy. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This interactive, energetic lyric will easily prompt preschoolers to get up and celebrate their bodies. Read full book review >
IS IT A MERMAID? by Candy Gourlay
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2018

"This playful frolic in tropical waters is a gentle introduction to the concept of chosen identity and respect for others' choices. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-7)"
When Benji and Bel spot an unusual creature on the beach one morning, Benji knows exactly what it is: a dugong. The dugong, however, has a differing opinion. Read full book review >
LIBRARY LILY by Gillian Shields
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 8, 2011

"Shields stops short of preaching, but it is 'the choir' who will most appreciate the message. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This gentle read presents a rosy-cheeked child, brand-new library card in hand, dazzled by the array of choices surrounding her on the shelves. Read full book review >
LOVE-A-DUCK by Alan James Brown
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"Her cheery, inviting paintings are the just-right complement to this quirky tale. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This affable tale chronicles the adventures of a rubber duck on the loose, with Brown impishly recounting the story from the faux fowl's point of view. Read full book review >
BABY BABY BLAH BLAH BLAH! by Jonathan Shipton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"One baby's a handful, but two may be double trouble. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Emily has a serious case of the baby blues. Read full book review >
HOLLY’S RED BOOTS by Francesca Chessa
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"The seamless combination of art and text will be rollicking fun for young readers. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Holly wants to make a snowman, but cannot find her red boots to keep her feet dry. Read full book review >
THE MYSTERIOUS PACKAGE by Francesca Chessa
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"Deeply textured and richly colored, they capture the flavors and resiliency of childhood daydreams and imbue the world of Charlie and Frances with an endearing simplicity. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Chessa tells a simple story of two children, Charlie and Frances, whose parents have received a large package in the mail. Read full book review >