Books by John Segal

PIRATES DON'T TAKE BATHS by John Segal
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"Not particularly persuasive, but this might coax a few young porkers to get their trotters into the tub. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Echoes of Runaway Bunny color this exchange between a bath-averse piglet and his patient mother. Read full book review >
FAR FAR AWAY! by John Segal
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"Hilarious scenes of the little pig with his very porcine snout and corkscrew tail anthropomorphically riding in a grocery cart, astride a bike, tucked in a sleeping bag and dwarfed by a parka add layers of humor and charm to this otherwise simple story. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A piglet's plan to run away gives the familiar home/away/home theme new meaning. Read full book review >
ALISTAIR AND KIP’S GREAT ADVENTURE! by John Segal
ADVENTURE
Released: May 6, 2008

"Even pre-readers will have no trouble following along on this up-and-down ride. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Segal pairs an impulsive cat and a hesitant dog on a quick but exciting nautical outing. Read full book review >
THE LONELY MOOSE by John Segal
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Pastel, gauzy, two-dimensional, geometric shapes define the story and characters that will appeal to young readers. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An unlikely animal duo, a moose and a bird, become fast friends when the latter, unable to fly, is rescued by the moose. Read full book review >
SLEEPYHEAD by Karma Wilson
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Bedtime deserves so much more than this. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A cat tries to get his teddy bear, Sleepyhead, to go to sleep in this rather mediocre effort. Read full book review >
CARROT SOUP by John Segal
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"Delish! (Picture book. 2-5)"
Rabbit plants his carrot seeds, tends his garden and waits and waits. Read full book review >
KENNETH GRAHAME’S THE RELUCTANT DRAGON by Robert D. San Souci
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: April 1, 2004

"The story's theme of finding alternatives to violence always merits revisiting, but the original, however wordy it may seem by current standards, still makes a far richer reading experience. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Widely spaced lines of elegant type evoke the witty tone of Grahame's classic, unlike either this stripped-down version of the text, or the accompanying small, childlike watercolors. Read full book review >
THIS IS MAINE by Margaret Blackstone
SPORTS
Released: April 1, 1995

"This is a true collaboration between author and artist, a wholesome feast that will tempt all who encounter it to pack their bags and head east. (Picture book. 4+)"
 Readers ``from Away'' (the phrase Mainers use to describe everyone else) will be delightfully surprised if they get past the plainspoken title and embark on this journey to the easternmost state. Read full book review >
WHILE STANDING ON ONE FOOT by Nina Jaffe
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"Glossary; notes on the stories. (Folklore. 8+)"
 Eighteen stories testifying to the tradition of quick-thinking mother wit that has saved countless individuals, as well as larger Jewish populations, from harm—like the man who, offered a choice of how he'll be put to death, contemplates briefly and replies that he would like to die of old age. Read full book review >