Books by MaryChris Bradley

LITTLE MOLE, PLEASE OPEN THE DOOR! by Orianne Lallemand
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2018

"A deceptively simple tale guaranteed to tickle wee readers. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Unexpected visitors interrupt Little Mole one cold winter night. Read full book review >
THE WOLF WHO LEARNED SELF-CONTROL by Orianne Lallemand
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2018

"The heavy-handed lesson and underdeveloped characters hinder this picture book's attempt to convey a positive message. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Wolf—the star of several picture books originally published in France—has many forest friends, but his inability to regulate his emotions interferes with his relationships. Read full book review >
THE WOLF WHO DIDN'T LIKE TO READ by Orianne Lallemand
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2018

"Read more—and more expansively. (Picture book. 3-6)"
He loves to eat books, but reading them…not so much. Read full book review >
THE WOLF WHO WANTED TO FALL IN LOVE by Orianna  Lallemand
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 12, 2017

"Hapless Wolf gets the girl, though young readers aren't likely to 'get' love from this entry. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A valentine entry in Lallemand and Thuillier's series about Wolf. Read full book review >
MY FIRST BALLET by Natacha  Godeau
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2017

"While little ones will enjoy pushing the buttons, there is little here to satisfy burgeoning ballet enthusiasts. (Board book. 3-5)"
An introduction to classic ballet stories, including Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, and Sleeping Beauty. Read full book review >
LEON THE RACCOON EXPLORES THE ARCTIC by Lucie Papineau
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Explore elsewhere for a more satisfying read. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Leon the Raccoon wishes he could follow the snow geese north to the Arctic, prompting the first of many convenient plot turns in this translated picture book, originally published in French. Read full book review >
ON MY STREET by Koos Meinderts
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"The inhabitants of Number 11 have crafted an enticing world, but there isn't enough here to invite readers back for a second visit. (Picture book. 4-6)"
This hit-or-miss rhyming catalog of the neighbors who live on the narrators' (ostensibly the author and illustrator's) street may leave readers wishing for more detail. Read full book review >
HOW MUCH DOES THE GRAY IN THE ELEPHANT WEIGH? by Elle van Lieshout
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"Poor text makes skipping this zoo trip advisable. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A visit to an unusual zoo sparks the imagination of an inquisitive little brown-skinned boy out with his white grandfather. Read full book review >
KNOCK! KNOCK!  by Anna-Clara Tidholm
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

A cozily surreal meditation from a noted Swedish author/illustrator. Read full book review >
FOR ME? by Harmen van Straaten
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"An amusing, bemusing tale. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Innocent gifts of hearts and flowers from an anonymous donor exert a powerful effect on their recipients. Read full book review >