Books by James Kaczman

LUCKY MONKEY, UNLUCKY MONKEY by James Kaczman
ANIMALS
Released: March 21, 2008

"The message that if today is unlucky, tomorrow could be lucky carries a certain satisfying verisimilitude, but beware, the contrary may not seem as pleasantly acceptable. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In this exploration into the nature of luck, Ed and Ted seem alike in most ways, but one is lucky, the other unlucky. Read full book review >
A BIRD AND HIS WORM by James Kaczman
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 2002

"Kaczman's sly, good humor, exuberant, original illustrations, and positive message make this a must read. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A bird learns a lesson in friendship and conquers his fears—sort of—in Kaczman's quirky work. Read full book review >
WHEN A LINE BENDS...A SHAPE BEGINS by Rhonda Gowler Greene
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Still, an instructional intent hangs heavy over this, and the examples are not always on target; a better book on the topic is Dayle Ann Dodds's The Shape of Things (1994). (Picture book. 4-6)"
Cataloging several examples for each of ten regular shapes, Greene develops in an ever-changing rhyme scheme the premise that all shapes are made from bent lines. Read full book review >