Books by Jill McDonald

DINOSAURS by Jill McDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"A decent conversation starter for the youngest dinosaur enthusiasts. (Board book. 2-6)"
Meet a selection of the intriguing lizards that once walked the Earth in this introductory primer for preschool paleontologists. Read full book review >
MY BODY by Jill McDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"More information than toddlers will sit still for; not enough for preschoolers who are outgrowing board books. (Board book. 2-4)"
An introduction to the body for the youngest readers. Read full book review >
WEATHER by Jill McDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"While McDonald's art is delightful and the Hello, World! series appears to be promising, she should stick to topics that are close to home. (Board book. 2-4)"
Two youngsters learn about weather and the clothing it requires in this simple introduction that launches the Hello, World! series. Read full book review >
A HOLE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA by Jessica Law
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"The marble-mouthed song, too-cheerful illustrations and disconnect between the song and setting make this one to skip; for a less busy but still child-friendly look at food chains, try Mick Manning's Snap! (2006). (enhanced CD, not seen; sheet music) (Picture book. 3-6)"
A too-long setup leads readers through a repetitious song that enumerates a marine food chain. Read full book review >
OVER IN THE MEADOW by Jill McDonald
adapted and illustrated by Jill McDonald
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2011

"Visually stunning if not always totally successful. (Picture book. 2-6)"
The animals, counting theme and catchy tune make this song a perennial favorite with readers and creators alike, but the illustrations are what make any version stand out from the crowd—and this one does. Read full book review >
WHO’S IN THE GARDEN? by Phillis Gershator
Released: April 1, 2010

"Serious gardeners may wince, but it's not for them. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
An oversized format and round die cuts allow a little girl to show off her garden in fine fashion. Read full book review >