Books by Michael Slack

WAZDOT? by Michael Slack
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 29, 2014

"Good, silly fun wrapped in crisp graphics. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Robot extraterrestrials encounter a farm on Earth. Read full book review >
ELECOPTER by Michael Slack
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"'Go, Elecopter! Go!' (Picture book. 2-5)"
Who keeps the savanna and its animals safe? Elecopter! Read full book review >
Released: July 9, 2013

"A fizzy look at what space vacationers of the near future can expect. (photographs, glossary, websites, source notes, index [not seen]) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
With space tourism close to becoming a reality, Goodman and Slack offer aspiring young intergalactic travelers an entertaining and informative travel guide. Read full book review >
NUGGET AND FANG by Tammi Sauer
Released: March 19, 2013

"Not the first interspecies friendship tale (and likely not the last), but it's darn near impossible to resist such an earnest, toothy hero. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Nugget, aptly named, is a tiny minnow, and Fang (even more aptly named) is a shark. One can already begin to predict the conflict. Read full book review >
PASS IT ON! by Marilyn Sadler
Released: May 22, 2012

"Though it is supposed to be a silent game—and here it is anything but that—this rendering of the childhood favorite captures the essence of its illuminating comedy. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sadler gives cockamamie treatment to this barnyard variant on the game of telephone. Read full book review >
Released: April 3, 2012

"Humor, math and poetry—who knew they were such a good combination? (Poetry/math. 8-12)"
Going a step beyond his Arithme-Tickle (illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz, 2001), Lewis cleverly combines math and language arts with this collection of humorous poetry parodies that present readers with math word problems to solve. Read full book review >
MONKEY TRUCK by Michael Slack
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 18, 2011

"Hope for more from this outrageous imagination. (Picture book. 2-5)"
"When there's trouble in the jungle, Monkey Truck knows what to do." Read full book review >
SCRUFFY KITTY by Michael Slack
Kirkus Star
by Michael Slack, illustrated by Michael Slack, developed by WingedChariot
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Dec. 15, 2010

"Toddlers will fall in love with Scruffy Kitten and this gently engaging app from Europe. (iPad storybook app. 1-4)"
This multilingual 17-page story-and-sticker app for the youngest readers charms. Read full book review >
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2010

"No matter; readers will all be rooting for P. Petunia. (Picture book. 4-8)"
There is nothing quite like giving a goat grief. That is, after all, why they are called goats. And the young protagonist in Hale's mostly rhymed tale drapes all manner of blame on the horns of the family goat. Read full book review >
THE FLIM-FLAM FAIRIES by Alan Katz
FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Even if kids last through it once, they're not likely to clamor for repeated readings—for which their grown-ups will be eternally grateful. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Everybody's heard of the Tooth Fairy, right? Read full book review >
MY LIFE AS A CHICKEN by Ellen A. Kelley
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2007

"Cock-a-Doodle-Do Café!' (Picture book. 6-8)"
Chickens roost thickly on library and bookstore shelves these days, but Pauline Poulet stands out—both for plucky courage and for her way with a rhyme. Read full book review >