Books by Lois G. Grambling

CAN I BRING SABER TO NEW YORK, MS. MAYOR? by Lois G. Grambling
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"As the world does not lack for picture-book tours of the Big Apple, feel free to turn this visit down. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In the same vein as her other books about bringing extinct animals to inappropriate locations (Can I Bring Woolly to the Library, Ms. Reeder?, 2012), Grambling presents a tour of New York City with a saber-toothed tiger. Read full book review >
CAN I BRING WOOLLY TO THE LIBRARY, MS. REEDER? by Lois G. Grambling
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"For a more child-friendly romp through the library, try No T. Rex in the Library by Toni Buzzeo, illustrated by Sachiko Yoshikawa (2010). (Picture book. 5-8)"
As an introduction to the library, the book's plot runs long and sometimes misses the intended audience. Read full book review >
T. REX AND THE MOTHER’S DAY HUG by Lois G. Grambling
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2008

"The challenge for adults will be to keep their antics from becoming inspirational. (Picture book. 3-6)"
First, give young T. Rex credit: He'd rather do something for Mama Rex on Mother's Day than simply go drop some dinosaur dollars on a gift. Read full book review >
MY MOM IS A FIREFIGHTER by Lois G. Grambling
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Billy does indeed have an excellent role model. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Finally, a picture book about a young boy who wants to grow up to be just like his mom who is a firefighter. Read full book review >
HERE COMES T. REX COTTONTAIL by Lois G. Grambling
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"A happy, hoppy holiday celebration. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Fresh from his Halloween T. Rex Trick-Or-Treats (2005), toothy Tyrannosaurus tapes whiskers to his muzzle and a pompon to his tail, then sallies out to deliver the holiday goods once again. Read full book review >
T. REX TRICK-OR-TREATS by Lois G. Grambling
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Here's a holiday tale sure to leave young audiences with toothy grins of their own. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Giving Davis plenty of chances to show a very toothy T. Rex sending hapless trick-or-treaters fleeing in pop-eyed terror, Grambling crafts a tale of an increasingly frustrated dino unable to settle on a sufficiently scary Halloween costume. Read full book review >
ABIGAIL MUCHMORE by Lois G. Grambling
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"While this offering from Grambling (The Witch Who Wanted to be a Princess, 2001, etc.) is superior to her earlier titles it will not be a first purchase, though storytellers may want to give it a second look. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Sun-washed watercolors illuminate this literary tale of Abigail Muchmore and her troubles with Mr. West Wind. Read full book review >
THE WITCH WHO WANTED TO BE A PRINCESS by Lois G. Grambling
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2002

"Not exactly bewitching. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Bella lives in a musty cottage and wears a tall, pointy hat and a long, black cape, but she dreams of being a princess and living in a castle and wearing jewels and silk dresses. Read full book review >
DADDY WILL BE THERE by Lois G. Grambling
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1998

"The illustrations confirm that sorrow; even the cover painting looks like a snapshot encased in ice. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Grambling (Can I Have a Stegosaurus, Mom? Read full book review >
CAN I HAVE A STEGOSAURUS, MOM? CAN I? PLEASE!? by Lois G. Grambling
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"The illustrations, sometimes haunting and sometimes baffling, are soft-edged; they are full of dramatic angles and lighting effects. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The pleading voice of the title belongs to an impish boy, baseball cap worn backwards, who negotiates fiercely. Read full book review >