Books by Jon Blake

THE LAST FREE CAT by Jon Blake
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Earnest descriptions of Jade's love for Feela and her burgeoning feelings for Kris—'It was if she sensed we were a pride now, a family, and our place was all together'—nicely balance the plentiful action. (Thriller. 12-16)"
In a future Britain, a stranglehold has been issued on cats after a human health epidemic is blamed on the feline population in this politically savvy, lightning-paced thriller. Read full book review >
WRIGGLY PIG by Jon Blake
ANIMALS
Released: May 22, 1992

Wriggly Pig can't keep still: he's a pain in the car, kicks sand at the beach, and distresses other customers in the cafÇ to which his family is foolish enough to take him. At wits' end, they consult a doctor (a patient-looking goat) from whom Wriggly bolts so fast that he knocks himself out on an inconveniently placed mailbox. By the time he comes to, his parents are glad to have him squirm, whereas he—in a burst of unlikely resolution- -vows to ``try to keep still.'' Despite the contrived outcome, similar sufferers will enjoy seeing themselves (or their young) so amusingly depicted—especially in the nonstop activity evoked by Jenkin-Pearce's irrepressibly wiggly fine lines and splashes of color. (Picture book. 3-7) Read full book review >