Books by JoAnn Early Macken

BABY SAYS "MOO!" by JoAnn Early Macken
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"Sure to satisfy young toddlers with one-on-one reading and entertain preschoolers in an interactive storytime. (Picture book. 1-3)"
Macken carefully structures a seemingly simple picture book about a baby learning animal sounds—or in this case stuck on the popular bovine one—using simple rhyming text, a progressive repetition of previously encountered creatures and the harmonious refrain of, "Baby says, "Moo!" Read full book review >
WAITING OUT THE STORM by JoAnn Early Macken
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2010

"A soothing read for an angry storm. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A poetic portrait of a young girl and her mother coming in from the rain. Read full book review >
FLIP, FLOAT, FLY by JoAnn Early Macken
NATURE
Released: April 15, 2008

"Steer readers instead to clearer treatments, such as John Farndon's Seeds (2006). (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-8)"
An uninspired look at how seeds are spread by wind, water, animal and human agency. Read full book review >
SING-ALONG SONG by JoAnn Early Macken
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: May 1, 2004

"Pham's illustrations bring the cheerful little boy to life, a happy child marching to his own drummer wherever he goes. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This bubbly tribute to the joys of music is narrated by an African-American boy who lives in an old Victorian house with his parents and baby sister. Read full book review >