Books by Matthew Forsythe

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2018

"A charming piece of environmental good news for storytime. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
The story of Ken Nedimeyer's brilliant idea and his work to restore troubled coral reefs. Read full book review >
THE BAD MOOD AND THE STICK by Lemony Snicket
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Snicket's fans will love this book, but readers need never have read a single word by the author to appreciate the wonderfully presented universality of the bad mood and how quickly a little thing can chase it away—or beckon it upon us. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A bad mood dogs different people in turn, while the fate of a stick dropped from a tree seems to move the bad mood along. Read full book review >
THE GOLD LEAF by Kirsten Hall
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"The gold-leaf golden leaf could easily be a gimmick, but understated, intentional design causes the book to rise above that—lovely. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A golden leaf becomes a bone of contention in a springtime wood. Read full book review >
PLEASE, OPEN THIS BOOK! by Adam Lehrhaupt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Joining a growing array of coy, self-referential works, this one's handsomely designed but a bit light on concept. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Lehrhaupt and Forsythe reverse an earlier premise, as the manic animals from Warning! Do Not Open This Book! (2013) return, now exhorting readers not to close the book.Read full book review >
WARNING: DO NOT OPEN THIS BOOK! by Adam Lehrhaupt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"In the tradition of humorous metafictive offerings of the past, this celebration of chaos is a veritable festival of fun. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Debut author Lehrhaupt and New York Times Notable Children's Book illustrator Forsythe (My Name Is Elizabeth!, 2011) team up for a laugh-out-loud romp through monkey-infested pages. Read full book review >
MY NAME IS ELIZABETH! by Annika   Dunklee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"This debut picture-book offering from Dunklee and Forsythe is close enough to perfect in its tone, pacing and interplay between words and pictures: Wonderful. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Don't call her Betsy. Read full book review >