Books by Janie Bynum

I’VE GOT AN ELEPHANT by Anne Ginkel
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Crisp, rhyming text and warm, appealing illustrations will make this counting book a favorite with the very young. (Picture book. 2-4)"
An elephant is as good as a teddy bear, maybe even better—especially if he wears Superman pajamas. Read full book review >
NUTMEG AND BARLEY by Janie Bynum
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"The universal need for flexibility in successful relationships is the core of this simple colorful story. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The setting is Moosejaw County where two neighbors have nothing in common. Read full book review >
HOKEY POKEY by Lisa Wheeler
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"Cushion's rhymed song, which he sings with each dancing lesson, will have the audience humming along. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Barb the hedgehog loves to dance. Read full book review >
SLIPPERS AT SCHOOL by Andrew Clements
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2005

"The storyline is simple (and sometimes a little stilted), but Bynum's illustrations present an additional layer of warm humor, with an engaging cover illustration of Slippers with a pencil in his mouth, all ready for his big day at school. (Picture book. 4-6)"
In this third offering about Slippers the puppy, the appealing pooch slips into a backpack for an unauthorized visit to his young owner's classroom. Read full book review >
NAPTIME FOR SLIPPERS by Andrew Clements
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2005

"Young readers will enjoy this dog's-eye view of the world, as presented in Clements's brief, simply phrased text and Bynum's floor-level scenes of a contented-looking, snub-nosed puppy. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A frisky pup creates havoc—unnoticed, evidently, by his adored human family—in this companion to Slippers at Home (ISBN: 0-525-47138-3). Read full book review >
GET BUSY, BEAVER! by Carolyn Crimi
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"A charming salute to the creative dreamers of the world—including Leo Lionni's classic, Frederick. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A family of eager beavers learns there's more to life than building a bigger, better dam. Read full book review >
PIG ENOUGH by Janie Bynum
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"While the ending is a bit too good to be true, it's still a nice little lesson about pride and prejudice that speaks to kids in a way that's easy to understand. (Picture book. 3-7)"
No matter what he does, Willy the guinea pig can't seem to fit in. Read full book review >
ROCK-A-BABY BAND by Kate McMullan
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2003

"A CD is included. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Ten babies boogie down in McMullan's ebullient offering. Read full book review >
PORCUPINING by Lisa Wheeler
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Amusing watercolor and pastel illustrations perfectly accompany this silky smooth romance. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A banjo-strumming, blues-singing porcupine (named Cushion) searches for someone who does not find him too prickly to love. Read full book review >
TOO BIG, TOO SMALL, JUST RIGHT by Frances Minters
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"Not too long and not too complicated, this cheerful little picture book is just right. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A jaunty pair of bunnies embarks on an adventure exploring opposites. Read full book review >
ALTOONA BABOONA by Janie Bynum
Released: March 1, 1999

"Bynum's watercolors have a breezy ocean air feel to them, as light and buoyant as her simian heroine. (Picture book. 2-6)"
That Bynum comes up with so many lines to rhyme with "Altoona Baboona" deserves some kind of acclaim, even if the rhymes make readers laugh and groan at the same time. Read full book review >