Books by Jago

AN AMBUSH OF TIGERS by Betsy R. Rosenthal
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2015

"Collective nouns have never been this much fun…or memorable. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
Homonyms are used as mnemonic devices to help readers remember "A Wild Gathering of Collective Nouns." Read full book review >
THANK YOU GOD by J. Bradley Wigger
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"God is not defined or delimited in any way, so that any believer might find a way to prayer in these words. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Simplicity made plain and lovely carries a nondenominational prayer of gratitude for all that is. Read full book review >
OH NO, JONAH! by Tilda Balsley
by Tilda Balsley, illustrated by Jago
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A rousing rendition of the familiar tale. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The story of Jonah and God's command to him to warn the misbehaving people of Ninevah is retold in a rhyming narrative that brings out the reluctant prophet's continual noncompliance. Read full book review >
MR. AESOP'S STORY SHOP by Aesop
by Aesop, adapted by Bob Hartman, illustrated by Jago
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"'Sticking to your goals may bring more success than being lazy with your talents.' (Fables. 5-9)"
"My name is Aesop! Once I was a slave. Now I am a free man. I have refreshments to sell and stories to tell." Read full book review >
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Still, a good addition to the holiday canon. (Picture book/religion. 6-9)"
"Brave Nachshon," afraid only of swimming, and his family have been slaves in Egypt for generations. Read full book review >
MYRON’S MAGIC COW by Marlene Newman
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A deft, daffy, thought-provoking debut for Newman. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this faintly surreal urban episode, young Myron is unwillingly dispatched to buy a container of milk, and returns to his apartment with a huge cow—purchased from a glib blonde, who claims she bought it for a handful of beans before speeding away in a car with three bears. Read full book review >