Books by Janice Levy

THOMAS THE TOADILLY TERRIBLE BULLY by Janice Levy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 2014

"Like Thomas himself, Levy seems intent on sabotaging her own effort to connect and find a warm welcome. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The serious topic of bullying gets a light treatment in this tale of limited social skills and accidental friendship. Read full book review >
RUNAWAY RADISH by Janice Levy
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2011

"The Runaway Radish (who, spoiler alert, doesn't exactly make it out of the story intact) is entertainingly chaotic, and this 'Gingerbread Man' variant is a good effort in both Spanish and English. (iPad storybook app. 3-8)"
Although markedly different in tone and style from most iPad storybook apps (though no less worthy), this English-and-Spanish tale of a food sculptor and a mischievous, fast-moving root vegetable is fun and has some features that make it worth multiple readings. Read full book review >
GONZALO GRABS THE GOOD LIFE by Janice Levy
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"The few Spanish words and phrases add just a hint of cultural gusto. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A winning lottery ticket spurs a rooster to kiss off his job on don Chucho's farm in this spirited if predictable outing. Read full book review >
CELEBRATE! IT’S CINCO DE MAYO!/¡CELEBREMOS! ¡ES EL CINCO DE MAYO! by Janice Levy
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"Perfectly targeted at young listeners and readers who may have been celebrating Mexico's favorite national holiday without knowing why. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Levy's central text combines a celebration of Cinco de Mayo with a brief recounting of the date's significance: the Mexican army's victory in 1862 over an invading French force. Read full book review >
TOTALLY UNCOOL by Janice Levy
Released: Feb. 2, 1999

"Dad's new girlfriend is weird. Totally uncool," declares the young female narrator. Read full book review >