Books by Mel Friedman

PORKY AND BESS by Ellen Weiss
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 23, 2010

"The brief chapters are broken into short paragraphs, and although this isn't a particularly exciting read, this structure and the story's resolution will be satisfying for new readers. (Early reader. 6-8)"
The title reference to Gershwin's Porgy and Bess has no bearing upon the content of this story, making it seem like a gimmick rather than a thoughtful choice. Read full book review >
THE POOF POINT by Ellen Weiss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Over-contrived and under-funny. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Marie and Eddie Bicker—who, in The Tiny Parents (1989), rescued their scientist parents after one experiment misfired- -cope with the results of another fiasco in their basement laboratory: though the senior Bickers still have adult bodies, their psyches regress, leaving the kids to deal with progressively helpless (and embarrassing) children in grownup guise. Read full book review >