Books by Keith Graves

THE ORPHAN OF AWKWARD FALLS by Keith Graves
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Unfortunate Events galore, served with relish. (finished illustrations not seen) (Melodrama. 11-13)"
The creator of such picture books as Frank Was a Monster Who Wanted to Dance (1999) and Three Nasty Gnarlies (2003) dishes up a first novel seasoned with the same delightfully twisted, ghoulish sensibility. Read full book review >
CHICKEN BIG by Keith Graves
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"On a teeny little farm, in an itty-bitty coop, a very small hen laid a big, humongous egg"—and, of course, out of that egg hatches a big, humongous chick. Read full book review >
DESERT ROSE AND HER HIGHFALUTIN HOG by Alison Jackson
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

An old English folktale gets a Texas makeover. Read full book review >

HERE COMES GOSLING! by Sandy Asher
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

Very much in the same vein as the previous Froggie and Rabbit books, Asher's latest contribution finds Froggie all hepped up about an impending visit from Goose, Gander and their new baby, Gosling. Read full book review >

THE WORLD’S GREATEST by J. Patrick Lewis
POETRY
Released: April 1, 2008

This is not, as a quick glance at the title might suggest, an attempt to anthologize the best poems ever written, thank goodness. Read full book review >

WHAT A PARTY! by Sandy Asher
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

Young Froggie has such fantastic experiences at Grandpa's birthday party that he doesn't want it to end. Read full book review >

THE UNEXPECTEDLY BAD HAIR OF BARCELONA SMITH by Keith Graves
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2006

A hyper-cautious lad is dragged by his hair—literally—into a looser lifestyle in this typically off-the-wall episode from Graves. Read full book review >

TOO MANY FROGS! by Sandy Asher
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

Asher and Graves pay respects to the pleasures of reading aloud in this tale of a solitary rabbit saddled with an unwanted visitor. Read full book review >

MOO WHO? by Margie Palatini
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2004

More verbal paradiddles from the Principessa of Puns and Wordfoolery. Read full book review >

THREE NASTY GNARLIES by Keith Graves
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

The author of Frank Was a Monster Who Wanted to Dance (1999) and other grotesqueries proposes that beauty is in the eye of the beholder—funky though that beauty may be. Read full book review >

LORETTA by Keith Graves
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

Loretta's goal to be the latest in a long line of perfect Pinky Scouts is foiled by her inability to toast a marshmallow to golden perfection. Read full book review >

UNCLE BLUBBAFINK’S SERIOUSLY RIDICULOUS STORIES by Keith Graves
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"OK, so I'm Uncle Blubbafink. Read full book review >

PET BOY by Keith Graves
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

For those times when it is forgotten that a pet is not a toy, Graves provides a pointed little cautionary tale. Read full book review >

ARMADILLO TATTLETALE by Helen Ketteman
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

Reminiscent of Aesop's Fables, Ketteman (Shoeshine Whittaker, 1999, etc.) tells a mirthful moral tale wherein a busybody armadillo learns the consequences of eavesdropping and gossiping. Read full book review >