Books by Mélisande Potter

TRAVELING TOM AND THE LEPRECHAUN by Teresa Bateman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 17, 2007

"The awkward poses of Potter's figures are more distraction than enhancement, but Tom's resemblance to Harpo Marx adds an engaging note, as do Princess Kathleen's rather plain features. (Picture book. 8-10)"
In a folklorish original tale with a wee bit of psychological complexity at the climax, a wandering minstrel does what a small army of rivals cannot, by separating a leprechaun from its pot of gold to win the hand of a princess. Read full book review >
DICK WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT by Margaret Hodges
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2006

"An author's note rounds out this happy foray into legend. (Picture book/folklore. 5-8)"
The legendary Lord Mayor of London's story is here resurrected for a picture-book audience, the straightforward retelling receiving dramatic treatment. Read full book review >
PIZZA FOR THE QUEEN by Nancy Castaldo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Certain to make readers long for a slice. (recipe, author's note) (Picture book. 5-9)"
A rather puckish rendition of how the pizza we know and love in the U.S. came to be—more or less. Read full book review >
THE BABYSITTER SINGS by Phillis Gershator
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: May 1, 2004

"Young children and their parents, too, will enjoy this reassuring rhythmical tale. (Picture book, 1-5)"
Cheerful tropical pinks, yellows, greens, and blues enliven this charming Caribbean nursery tale. Read full book review >
GIRL, YOU’RE AMAZING by Virginia Kroll
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Just amazing! (Picture book. 5-8)"
March is Women's History Month, a perfect time to release a book celebrating the amazing things girls do on a daily basis. Read full book review >