Books by Leslie Patricelli

BEST BUDS UNDER FROGS by Leslie Patricelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"This first full-length narrative, a series opener, from board-book creator Patricelli (Hair, 2017, etc.) is a no-frills, funny story about friendship. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Supershy fourth-grader Lily Lattuga (Italian for "lettuce") just wants to blend in at her new school, but on the first day, she throws up on a popular girl's shoes! Read full book review >
FASTER! FASTER! by Leslie Patricelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Another imaginative delight…what will this duo dream up next? (Picture book. 3-7)"
The exuberant duo from Higher! Read full book review >
BE QUIET, MIKE! by Leslie Patricelli
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"A marvelous model of a family ultimately nurturing the member who marches to his own beat. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Mike the monkey is a born drummer. Read full book review >
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

"More puppies, please. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Petra wakes up every night because she's afraid of the monster under her bed. Read full book review >
HIGHER! HIGHER! by Leslie Patricelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"Certain to rise higher and higher in popularity. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Patricelli once again proves she is a master of demonstrating for very young children the wonders of a good imagination (The Birthday Box, 2007). Read full book review >
NO NO YES YES by Leslie Patricelli
NONFICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

Patricelli's trademark one-haired imp gets into and out of trouble, grinning all the while. Read full book review >
THE BIRTHDAY BOX by Leslie Patricelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"The narrative voice is older than the child in the pictures, and next to Antoinette Portis's Not a Box (2006), and several other takes on the familiar premise, this lacks the emotional range allowed by a longer format. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Patricelli, author of several board books, graduates prematurely from cardboard to paper pages for this cheery birthday monologue narrated by a toddler who gets more play mileage out of a big box than the puppy it holds. Read full book review >