Books by Melissa van der Paardt

MIMI AND SHU IN I'LL RACE YOU! by Christian Trimmer
Released: Dec. 15, 2015

"If the story is not dazzlingly original, it's at least an entry point to learn about one of the ways animals are anthropomorphized in the histories of different cultures. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In the story of a "Tortoise and the Hare"-like race by way of the Chinese zodiac, a friendship between a cunning mouse and a snack-obsessed kitten is tested. Read full book review >
SIMON'S NEW BED by Christian Trimmer
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Accepting what can't be changed is a lesson everyone has to learn, even big, boisterous dogs (and presumably young readers, as well). (Picture book. 4-7)"
A huge, tan dog named Simon learns to share his new dog bed with the family cat. Read full book review >