Books by Hanako Wakiyama

FROM DAWN TO DREAMS by Peggy Archer
POETRY
Released: June 1, 2007

"Some of the rhymes have a bit of clunky awkwardness, but the whole is a pretty, old-fashioned package. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Archer offers a little book of baby rhymes with a feeling of the past. Read full book review >
LITTLE BO PEEP CAN’T GET TO SLEEP by Erin Dealey
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 1, 2005

"Rockabye, baby. (Picture book. 5-7)"
An over-the-moon bedtime read, featuring steady rhythms, accurate rhymes and a tuffetful of Mother Goose references. Read full book review >
THE BEST PET OF ALL by David LaRochelle
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2004

"Kids will grin at the clever, imaginative ruse that outsmarts a mom as only kids can. (Picture book. 5-8)"
On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, a little boy asks his mother for a dog, but the answer is no. Read full book review >
WHEN IT’S THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL by Maribeth Boelts
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2004

"Wakiyama's demonstrative, electric artwork conveys all of James high-octane promises in a story that radiates the lighter side—or anyway more rascally side—of schooling. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A little jet fuel to prepare young readers for the last day of school. Read full book review >
GOLDIE LOCKS HAS CHICKEN POX by Erin Dealy
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 2002

"Great fun to look at, but the illustrations can't save the mediocre writing. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Goldie Locks has contracted chicken pox from an unknown source, although her mom asks Mrs. Bear if Baby Bear shows any signs of the disease. Read full book review >