Books by Lisa Wheeler

DINO-WRESTLING by Lisa Wheeler
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Young wrestlers will find all the action and moves they are seeking within these pages, and the dinosaurs and rhymes are an added, entertaining bonus. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Wheeler, that rhyming dino-sports enthusiast, is back, this time with a survey of wrestling styles. Read full book review >
Released: April 2, 2012

"Children might prefer the hippo, but they'll have fun reading the poop jokes out loud to their parents again and again. (Picture book/poetry. 5-9)"
Let parents who find inspiration in this book think twice. Read full book review >
POETRY
Released: March 8, 2011

Delectably satiric nursery rhymes play with naughtiness and punishment. Read full book review >

DINO-BASKETBALL by Lisa Wheeler
DINOSAURS
Released: March 1, 2011

The team that brought us Dino-Baseball, -Soccer and -Hockey (2010, 2009, 2007) this time delivers nothing but net. Read full book review >

UGLY PIE by Lisa Wheeler
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2010

Craving some ugly pie, brown Ol' Bear traipses across the countryside, visiting friends. Read full book review >

BOOGIE KNIGHTS by Lisa Wheeler
FANTASY
Released: Aug. 5, 2008

"It is midnight, / and the moonlight's / shining down upon the moors / while the rascals / in the castle / jangle chains and rattle doors." Read full book review >

JAZZ BABY by Lisa Wheeler
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

A snappy rhyming text celebrates an extended family's joyous gyrations to the jazz spinning on the turntable. Read full book review >

DINO-HOCKEY by Lisa Wheeler
DINOSAURS
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

It's prehistoric pandemonium on ice as the toothy Meat-Eaters (in red jerseys) and the tough Veggiesaurs (in green) face off in a wild championship game. Read full book review >

WHERE, OH WHERE, IS SANTA CLAUS? by Lisa Wheeler
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

Where, oh where, is there a delightfully fresh Christmas story? Read full book review >

CASTAWAY CATS by Lisa Wheeler
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2006

"On an island / in the ocean / near the land of Singapore, / midst a storm of great proportion, / fifteen cats were washed ashore." Read full book review >

MAMMOTHS ON THE MOVE by Lisa Wheeler
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2006

With mountainous dignity, mammoths lumber across wide prehistoric landscapes as Wheeler traces their ancient annual round in verse: "Come colder days, those mammoth herds / migrated south, just like the birds. / Their menu had to be improved, / so mammoths packed their trunks and moved." Read full book review >

HOKEY POKEY by Lisa Wheeler
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

Barb the hedgehog loves to dance. Read full book review >

UNCLES AND ANTLERS by Lisa Wheeler
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

The best answer yet to that perennial question: what do Santa's reindeer do during the off season? Read full book review >

FARMER DALE’S RED PICKUP TRUCK by Lisa Wheeler
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

Plenty of wordplay and a rollicking rhythm turn a predictable plot into a practically perfect read-aloud. Read full book review >

FITCH & CHIP: WHO’S AFRAID OF GRANNY WOLF? by Lisa Wheeler
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2004

Fitch the wolf and Chip the pig return for a third easy-reader adventure together, this time with a humorous fractured fairy-tale twist. Read full book review >

BUBBLE GUM, BUBBLE GUM by Lisa Wheeler
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2004

Maximum rhythm and maximum rhyme spin this story of sticky peril for an eclectic group of animals forced to learn the value of teamwork. Read full book review >

TE AMO, BEBÉ, LITTLE ONE by Lisa Wheeler
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2004

A mother's love for her baby is beautifully expressed in Wheeler's lyrical narrative with a Spanish influence. Read full book review >

SEADOGS by Lisa Wheeler
HUMOR
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

H.M.S. Pinafore meets Treasure Island when Siegel puts his all-canine cast on stage for a rousing musical tale played out in cartoon panels. Read full book review >

AVALANCHE ANNIE by Lisa Wheeler
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

The tale's tall, even if its hero isn't, in this rhymed account of a diminutive trail guide's awesome exploit. Read full book review >

NEW PIG IN TOWN by Lisa Wheeler
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

Chip is a confident, friendly little pig (the middle child in a large family) and Fitch is a nervous, shy young wolf who lives alone with his grandmother. Read full book review >

OLD CRICKET by Lisa Wheeler
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2003

Wheeler and Goembel follow up their inspired Sailor Moo (2002) with another sidesplitting animal story, this one with a folkloric, Southern flavor. Read full book review >

ONE DARK NIGHT by Lisa Wheeler
Released: April 1, 2003

The circumstances are fraught with trepidation as a few citizens of the forest, at opposite ends of the food chain, meet one another in the dark of the night. Read full book review >

PORCUPINING by Lisa Wheeler
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

A banjo-strumming, blues-singing porcupine (named Cushion) searches for someone who does not find him too prickly to love. Read full book review >

TURK AND RUNT by Lisa Wheeler
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

It's difficult to explain why Runt, the aptly named young gobbler in Wheeler's tale, cares for the well-being of his hale and hearty older brother, Turk, as in turkey, real and metaphorical. Read full book review >

SAILOR MOO by Lisa Wheeler
POETRY
Released: July 1, 2002

A land-locked cow follows her dream—and finds lasting happiness—in Wheeler's (Sixteen Cows, p. 348, etc.) humorous outing. Read full book review >

WOOL GATHERING by Lisa Wheeler
POETRY
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

This collection of poems is a hysterical spoof on reunions and the odd characters and behaviors that are at the heart of every family. Read full book review >

SIXTEEN COWS by Lisa Wheeler
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

Verse with all the spunk of dueling banjos and honeyed watercolors are a pleasingly combustible combination in this rollicking romance. Read full book review >