Books by Lori Degman

LIKE A GIRL by Lori Degman
Released: Aug. 13, 2019

"As an introduction to women's power and possibilities, this choice rises above the rest. (bibliography) (Informational picture book. 4-12)"
Twenty-four women leaders are pictured as models of working "like a girl" in this rhyming inspirational poem. Read full book review >
JUST READ! by Lori Degman
Released: March 5, 2019

"A read that affirms reading. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Apparently, there are many ways to read. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"The message of dreaming big is secondary to the storyline, but Norbert is no stick-in-the-mud. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The expression "when pigs fly" is given a new twist as Norbert the pig dreams of swimming—not in just any pond, lake, or ocean, but the English Channel. Read full book review >
COCK-A-DOODLE-OOPS! by Lori Degman
Released: April 21, 2014

"Puns and foolery pitched just right for newly independent readers. (Early reader. 5-7)"
Zemke provides more farmyard huggermugger (George Shannon's Wise Acres, 2004) to illustrate Degman's versified tale of animals trying to substitute at sunrise for an absent rooster. Read full book review >
1 ZANY ZOO by Lori Degman
by Lori Degman, illustrated by Colin Jack
Released: July 20, 2010

A fearless fox filches keys, and crazy creatures stir up all kinds of mischief. While waiting in line for the zoo to open, a little boy sneaks in, just in time to see the zookeeper's keys being snatched. He follows the fox, who lets all the animals out of their cages. Then... "2 sporty zebras in goggles and flippers / were snipping the walruses' whiskers with clippers." An array of further animal antics unfolds in bouncy verse (full of phonetic Seussian crunch) amid equally antic pictures. There are "4 anxious elephants" packing their trunks but stopped by skunks; "6 groovy 'roos" tapping their shoes, along with hyenas singing rhythm and blues; fickle leopards, pompous peacocks, clever chimps and so on join in the mayhem all the way up to ten. Degman's verse is bright—this text won the Cheerios New Author Contest—and animator Jack's digitally produced creatures, both animal and human, are pleasingly Bill Peet-esque. Crackling good fun. (Picture book. 3-6) Read full book review >