Books by Mary McQuillan

ACHOO! by Mij Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Still, McQuillan's whimsical cartoon animals are full of personality, and her bright colors and humorous details are sure to have readers poring over the illustrations. (Picture book. 3-6)"
After learning to use the potty (Have You Seen My Potty?, 2007), Suzy Sue and her farm-animal friends are back, this time teaching the very young some manners in rhyming verses with a catchy beat. Read full book review >
HAVE YOU SEEN MY POTTY? by Mij Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"This is a sure winner for the toddler and preschool set. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A stolen potty is a disaster for young Suzy Sue, "who had something very important to do." Read full book review >
IT’S NOT FAIR! by Anita Harper
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"The pictures are great fun with soft, colorful pages showing skewed perspectives, humorous touches and a plethora of anthropomorphized animals. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Here's another entry into the sibling-rivalry pantheon, made different only by the quick understanding of the younger sibling's issues by his big sister and McQuillan's genuinely appealing illustrations. Read full book review >
BARE BEAR by Miriam Moss
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2005

"McQuillan's textured paintings are friendly and fun, but even they can't rescue the bland, forced rhymes and downright silly story. (Picture book. 3-6)"
It's best to have a change of clothes, as evidenced by this bear whose line-drying garments are blown away, leaving him . . . bare. Read full book review >
CLUCK O’CLOCK by Kes Gray
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

"Funny stories that make the potentially boring subject of telling time more interesting are welcome any time in the kindergarten and first-grade classroom, and teachers and librarians will be happy to give this tale a few minutes in story hours about chickens or clocks. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A busy day down on the farm is the premise for this lesson in telling time, focusing on a coop full of perky hens with names such as Jane, Marge, and Freda, and their resident rooster, Colin. Read full book review >
OUR TWITCHY by Kes Gray
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"An easy and comforting look at a different kind of family. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Twitchy, a soft white rabbit, is startled to discover the reason his parents don't hop like he does: they aren't his Bunnymom and his Bunnypop, but his adoptive parents. Read full book review >
SQUEAKY CLEAN by Simon Puttock
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"McQuillan (Get Well Soon Book, not reviewed) illuminates the story with her brushstroke textures of pudgy cuteness brightened with sparkling colors on silky paper. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The three little piglets in this rambunctious tale, like most wee ones, have a knack for getting downright filthy. Read full book review >