Books by Kate Spohn

BY WORD OF MOUSE by Kate Spohn
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2004

Once upon a time, two sisters—artists—lived in a house by some woods. Read full book review >

TURTLE AND SNAKE’S SPOOKY HALLOWEEN by Kate Spohn
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

Pals Snake and Turtle decide to host a Halloween fête in this latest installment in Spohn's popular early reader series (Turtle and Snake Fix It, p. 110, etc.). Read full book review >

TURTLE AND SNAKE FIX IT by Kate Spohn
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

This fourth in the Turtle and Snake easy-to-read series is as jocose as the earlier volumes. Read full book review >

TURTLE AND SNAKE AND THE CHRISTMAS TREE by Kate Spohn
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

Next-door neighbors Turtle and Snake (Turtle and Snake at Work, 1999, etc.) bundle up to go shopping for a tree—but as one (guess which) likes tall, skinny ones, and the other prefers them short and wide, the two leave the tree farm empty-handed (figuratively speaking). Read full book review >

TURTLE AND SNAKE AT WORK by Kate Spohn
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

paper 0-14-130270-4 In this breezy entry in the Easy-to-Read series, Turtle and Snake rise from their different beds and go to work, the former as a crossing guard, the latter in a pizza parlor. Read full book review >

THE MERMAIDS' LULLABY by Kate Spohn
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: May 1, 1998

Spohn's mermaid babies and their mer-parents flatter the lilt of the text, and bring an engrossing otherworldliness to each page of this lullaby. Read full book review >

KITTEN'S NAP by Kate Spohn
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

A kitten tries and tries to take a cat nap but there are too many noisy interruptions; first a bee, then a chickadee. Read full book review >

DOG AND CAT MAKE A SPLASH by Kate Spohn
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1997

In this Easy-to-Read entry, Dog and Cat (Dog and Cat Shake a Leg, 1996, etc.) know how to have fun. Read full book review >

DOG AND CAT SHAKE A LEG by Kate Spohn
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

Spohn (Night Goes By, p. 476, etc.) introduces Dog and Cat in the four brief episodes that comprise this amiable entry in the Easy-to-Read series. ``Friends'' puts the two pals plus Goose and Mouse at a dance where they have a rollicking good time. Read full book review >

NIGHT GOES BY by Kate Spohn
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1995

Spohn (Broken Umbrellas, Macmillan, 1994, etc.) takes a simple observation—that night follows day—and spins a serenely happy fantasy. Read full book review >

BROKEN UMBRELLAS by Kate Spohn
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

A gem of a book about the gradual transformation of an intelligent professor into an intelligent homeless woman. Read full book review >

HIDE-AND-SEEK IN THE YELLOW HOUSE by Agatha Rose
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1992

Energetic illustrations in bright, sophisticated colors accompany a spare text describing a mother cat's search for her kitten—alternately missing or found in typical activities. Read full book review >