Books by Michael Terry

CRUNCH MUNCH DINOSAUR LUNCH! by Paul Bright
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2010

"Truly, a big brother worth the 'wuv.' (Picture book. 3-6)"
Little sisters can be such a pain. Read full book review >
CHARLIE’S SUPERHERO UNDERPANTS by Paul Bright
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2010

"A winner—KERZAP! (Picture book. 3-6)"
Without his special undies, what's a young superhero to do? Read full book review >
OUCH! by Ragnhild Scamell
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2006

"Animal problem-solving at its best. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Hedgehog has just finished building her winter nest and is giving one last yawn before she crawls in, when a juicy apple falls from the tree and gets stuck in her spines. Read full book review >
THE GOSSIPY PARROT by Shen Roddie
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 15, 2004

"The pleasures of gossip seem to outweigh its hazards here, though. (Picture book. 5-7)"
In this arch variation on Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears (1975), a parrot named Godfrey gets "such a flutter!" from fomenting fights and arguments among the jungle's animals with invidious "tittle-tattle." Read full book review >
THE SULKY VULTURE by Sally Grindley
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"The incongruity is confusing; by the end of this story, readers will likely be just as sulky as Boris. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Recalcitrant youngsters will recognize themselves in Grindley's (No Trouble At All, p. 882, etc.) hard-to-please hero ("Head pulled down, shoulders hunched up, toes curled in, Boris the vulture was sulking") and catch on quickly to Grindley's predictable story structure. Read full book review >
RHINO’S HORNS by Michael Terry
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2001

"Extreme close-ups of rhino and baboon, lushly drawn flowers, fruit, and accompanying insects and birds, and the silly arrangements wrapped around the horns help to enhance what is still an age-old theme. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Another take on the hoary conflict of how one who is different and dolorous about it comes to accept the beauty of his own special qualities. Read full book review >