Books by Kelly Bennett

VAMPIRE BABY by Kelly Bennett
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"Casting Tootie as a potential vampire gives the well-worn new-baby theme a fresh, comic twist. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Baby Tootie seems like a typically cute baby until her older brother notices an alarming change in her behavior when she gets two suspiciously sharp front teeth. Read full book review >
ONE DAY I WENT RAMBLING by Kelly Bennett
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2012

"A worthy but not uncommon premise, developed elsewhere with better writing and art. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A young collector repurposes found junk, bringing his scoffing peers along on a flight of fancy. Read full book review >
YOUR MOMMY WAS JUST LIKE YOU by Kelly Bennett
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Even though most young children enjoy hearing what their parents were like when they were little, there is not much here to excite the preschool set. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This slight story opens with a grandmother, her daughter and her granddaughter gathered around a family photo album, in a book that replicates the formula used in Your Daddy Was Just Like You (2010). Read full book review >
DAD AND POP by Kelly Bennett
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"Wholly good-hearted, this small book demonstrates a sweetly child-centric ideal for divorced and blended families to aim at. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A cheery celebration of fathers and stepfathers' dual roles in their children's lives. Read full book review >
YOUR DADDY WAS JUST LIKE YOU by Kelly Bennett
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"Where this book truly misses its potential is in Walker's soft-focus acrylics, which simply depict what the grandmother describes of her son's childhood and fail to mirror the text's 'Just like you,' never making the visual connection between the child-father and his son. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A grandmother regales her grandson with an account of his father's infant- and childhood, including achievements and frailties and always touching base with the refrain, "Just like you." Read full book review >
NOT NORMAN by Kelly Bennett
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2005

In Bennett's story, a little boy (African-American) gets a goldfish as a present. Read full book review >