Books by Kass Reich

SERGEANT BILLY by Mireille Messier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 17, 2019

"Imaginatively conveys the drudgery—if not the sheer terror—of war to a young audience. (author's note, photographs) (Picture book. 4-8)"
This is the remarkable true story of an ordinary goat who became the beloved mascot of the Fifth Canadian Battalion during World War I. Read full book review >
MEGABAT AND FANCY CAT by Anna Humphrey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2019

"Fancy or not, this quick read is amusing. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
Megabat has a new fancy feline foe in this sequel. Read full book review >
MEGABAT by Anna Humphrey
by Anna Humphrey, illustrated by Kass Reich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"A charming tale. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Daniel must find a way to get a talking bat back to its home country while evading his tattletale next-door neighbor. Read full book review >
DR. COO AND THE PIGEON PROTEST by Sarah Hampson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"There is a reason an overexplosion of pigeons rattles many feathers, and this tale doesn't dispel it. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Hampson takes a stab at encouraging fellow feeling between pigeons and people. Read full book review >
HAMSTERS ON THE GO by Kass Reich
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"A very cute but not so simple offering for tots. (Board book. 2-3)"
Reich's hamsters return (Up Hamster, Down Hamster, 2015, etc.). Read full book review >
UP HAMSTER, DOWN HAMSTER by Kass Reich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"For a genuinely engaging hamster adventure (for slightly older children), pick up Peggy Rathman's 10 Minutes Till Bedtime (1998)—an exact opposite of this weak offering. (Board book. 2-4)"
Hamsters demonstrate opposites in this new board book. Read full book review >
THIS LITTLE HAMSTER by Kass Reich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"While there are some cute hamster antics going on here, it is an ineffective color concept book for the youngest readers. (Board book. 1-3)"
In this follow-up to Hamsters Holding Hands (2012), a horde of hamsters introduces little ones to colors. Read full book review >
HAMSTERS HOLDING HANDS by Kass Reich
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"With visuals that far exceed the text in interest, this count-up is one disjointed trip. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
One lone hamster welcomes nine friends to join in on the fun in this offbeat romp. Read full book review >