Books by Mei Matsuoka

THE GREAT BALLOON HULLABALOO by Peter Bently
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"A fun-filled ride. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A not-so-simple errand turns into a visit to distant planets and great adventures for Simon the Squirrel and his friends. Read full book review >
THE GREAT SHEEP SHENANIGANS by Peter Bently
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Feels like a TV cartoon with lots of silly action and no real point, but fun nonetheless. (Picture book. 4-9)"
A self-deluded wolf is determined to catch a lamb for his supper. Read full book review >
FOOTPRINTS IN THE SNOW by Mei Matsuoka
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Matsuoka's stylized illustrations and tongue-in-cheek tale make for a positive tonic in a season distinguished by sweetness. (Picture book. 5-9)"
When Wolf decides to rehabilitate all the "nasty, scary, and greedy" storybook wolves with one of his own, he begins the tale of Mr. Nice Wolf, who follows a set of footprints in the snow in the hopes of finding a new friend. Read full book review >
A FRIEND FOR ALL SEASONS by Julia Hubery
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 21, 2007

"A gentle tale with a nifty lesson. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Cute Robbie Raccoon learns nature lessons via the life cycle of Father Oak. Read full book review >
BURGER BOY by Alan Durant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2006

"Embellished with eventful illustrations that are brimming with delightful comic details, this is a tasty and off-kilter romp. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Fans of modern twisted tales rejoice: Young Benny doesn't like vegetables, but he LOVES burgers. Read full book review >