Books by Gary Clement

THE HOCKEY SONG by Stompin' Tom Connors
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2016

"Considerable fun, just like a game of shinny, and a reason to cut greenhouse-gas emissions that everybody can get behind. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The Canadian classic twanging salute to hockey, visually set to a gathering of outdoor puck-slingers. Read full book review >
SWIMMING, SWIMMING by Gary Clement
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Friendship and a pool: the perfect summer combination, here captured to a T. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A quartet of friends—three boys and one girl—revel in the watery joys afforded by the local public pool. Read full book review >
OY FEH SO? by Cary Fagan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"While the amusing scenario may prove to be more a nostalgia trip for adult readers than something today's kids will immediately recognize, they will appreciate the overall sentiment even if they miss the Yiddish essence. Nu? (Picture book. 5-7)"
Weekly Sunday visits from their two aunts and one uncle are so disagreeable that three children take steps to alter the atmosphere through some harmlessly exaggerated imitation. Read full book review >
A COYOTE SOLSTICE TALE by Thomas King
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"The skillfully rhymed text entertains while making a case for more important aspects of the season than acquiring expensive gifts, and Clement's humorous, cartoon-style illustrations in watercolor and ink add to the story's overall appeal. (Picture book. 4-9)"
This witty winter tale deftly skewers the materialistic aspect of the holiday season in a humorous, trenchant way. Read full book review >
TEN OLD MEN AND A MOUSE by Cary Fagan
ANIMALS
Released: March 13, 2007

"So share it, already. (Picture book. 7-9)"
The discovery of a mouse in the synagogue signals a break from the routine for the ten old men who gather there every night. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 26, 2006

"Wry fun for the early grades. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Two-Eyes lives with her two elder sisters, One-Eye and Three-Eyes, who make fun of her for not looking normal like they do. Read full book review >
JUST STAY PUT by Gary Clement
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"Clement's witty illustrations depict Mendel sometimes towering over the village, sometimes in miniature among giants, always slightly dazed. (Picture book/folklore. 4-8)"
Chelm, that village of ``extremely silly'' (as Clement words it) folk, is the setting of a splendidly idiotic tale of Mendel, a lazy man with his head literally in the clouds. Read full book review >