Books by Molly Coxe

SAVE THE CAKE! by Molly Coxe
Released: April 1, 2019

"It's much better than a phonics worksheet, but it's a shame these photos serve such dull storytelling. (Early reader. 4-6)"
"Kate and Nate bake a cake for Grandpa Jake." Read full book review >
RAT ATTACK by Molly Coxe
Released: Aug. 1, 2018

"With such creative illustrations beckoning to readers, children may muster up their decoding skills to get through the purposeful text, perhaps with a little help from an adult. (Early reader. 4-6)"
Nat the rat, Pat the rat, and Matt the rat try to steal the jam that Gram is making for Ann, Fran, and Stan. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

A recasting of Beauty and the Beast where the characters are rabbits—and the Beast is a very large dog. The story line is fairly traditional, even to the reasons Beauty—here, Bunny—and her family must move to the country (her father loses and then regains his merchant fleet), and the telling is a bit on the twee side. What is astonishing here are the pictures, voluptuously illustrated like Arcimboldo, Fantin-Latour, and Fragonard rolled into one. The pages are covered in perfectly painted flowers and adornments of every description, gardens, interiors, and hearthsides. Bunny herself and all the other characters are bedizened with silks, velvets, and ornament, and little frog-elves in courtly dress appear to comment by their presence on the action. The emphasis is silly rather than serious, and it is immensely satisfying to peer at the pages to pick out the odd butterfly, bunch of grapes, or other sumptuous element. The doggy Beast does indeed become a rabbit prince, and a tailpiece shows one of the frogs reading the tale to a passel of bunny babies. Of course. (Picture book. 6-9)Read full book review >