Books by Mike Yamada

COOL CAT VERSUS TOP DOG by Mike Yamada
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2018

"Serviceable fare for the automotive enthusiasts out there but with little to recommend it beyond opportunities for caregiver-supplied vrooms and zooms. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Ingenuity, acceleration, and more than a hint of Wile E. Coyote inform this race to determine the superior pet. Read full book review >
I LOVE YOU FOR MILES AND MILES by Alison  Goldberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 26, 2017

"Generic. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A parent bear expresses their love for their cub through comparisons that will appeal to kids who love vehicles of all sorts. Read full book review >
BAD GUY by Hannah Barnaby
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"The humor feels accidental here, with illustrations that fail to establish a consistent visual subtext. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Another wannabe bad guy. Read full book review >
KAI TO THE RESCUE! by Audrey Penn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"An oft-told tale in fire-truck form. It's earnest, but it fizzles. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When a tiny green-and-white pumper joins the fire crew, the captain truck doubts his abilities. Read full book review >
BEDTIME BLASTOFF! by Luke  Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"With its simple, declarative text and lively illustrations, this is an ideal story for transportation-themed storytimes or for launching kids to bedtime...maybe later rather than sooner. (Picture book. 2-5)"
An adventurous bedtime story is filled with imagination and a child's keen excitement in vehicular transportation. Read full book review >
Train off the Rails with Kody and Dot by Robert Von Goeben

"An excellent rhyming story that shows how seeing more of the world can help individuals realize their own importance."
Two colleagues find a new appreciation for their delivery jobs in this illustrated children's tale of teddy bears and trains by a writer and toy company founder. Read full book review >