Books by Melanie Williamson

MASHA AND THE BEAR by Lari Don
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Wit, humor and a resourceful heroine come together in an irresistible folk tale for early readers and young listeners to savor. (Early reader/folk tale. 4-7)"
Who's afraid of a big bad bear? Read full book review >
THE HUNGRY WOLF by Lari Don
retold by Lari Don, illustrated by Melanie Williamson
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Youngsters will laugh along with the lovable lamb in this Wile E. Coyote prototype. (Early reader/folktale. 5-7)"
There's nothing as tasty as lamb for dinner…. Read full book review >
THE TORTOISE'S GIFT by Lari Don
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"This Zambian tale adapts well to the early-reader format. (Folk tale/early reader. 5-7)"
Is a tortoise too small and slow to be of any help? Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"An excellent addition to both the folk tale genre and the early-reader shelf. (Folk tale/early reader. 4-7)"
Does one good turn deserve another? Read full book review >
THE GREAT FAIRY TALE DISASTER by David Conway
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Children may get a giggle or two but may find the lackluster ending unsatisfying. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Old Big Bad Wolf is tired and wants a more relaxing fairy tale to be in, so he leaves the pigs behind. The results are not good. Read full book review >
THE GREAT NURSERY RHYME DISASTER by David Conway
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2009

"Reminiscent of the craziness of Jane Breskin Zalben's Hey, Mama Goose, illustrated by Emilie Chollat (2004), and Alison Jackson's If the Shoe Fits, illustrated by Karla Firehammer (2001), this fits the genre with zany precision. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Little Miss Muffet turns a series of familiar nursery rhymes on their heads when, sick of that scary spider, she escapes into the pages of the book to find a new rhyme. Read full book review >
THAT PESKY DRAGON by Julie Sykes
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Appealing and quirky, if slight. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Little Izzy saves the farm from a medieval threat. Read full book review >