Books by Neil Numberman

FLIP & FIN by Timothy Gill
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2016

"A passable tale for the shark-obsessed, but there are funnier fish in the sea. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Sand shark twins Flip and Fin return as supersharks. Read full book review >
FLIP & FIN by Timothy Gill
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 2014

"Particularly good for kids not ready to move beyond nonthreatening shark stories. (Picture book. 5-7)"
These twin sand sharks just love a good joke. Read full book review >
DO NOT BUILD A FRANKENSTEIN! by Neil Numberman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

Standing on a soapbox, the new kid in the neighborhood warns, "Do NOT build a Frankenstein!" The monster stares at him while he's reading, scares him at night and pushes him so hard on the swing he goes over the crossbar. "All you can do is move away…." Numberman, in his picture-book debut, depicts round-headed, rubber-limbed kids and a towering green monster on impossibly skinny legs. When, entirely predictably, the monster hears his name during the diatribe—"Did someone call?"—the children, orator included, join him in a game of monster tag. If the end doesn't live up to its setup, there's no denying the appeal of a giant green playmate with rivets in his neck. (Picture book. 5-8)Read full book review >
JOEY FLY, PRIVATE EYE, IN CREEPY CRAWLY CRIME by Aaron Reynolds
MYSTERY
Released: April 14, 2009

What detective wouldn't benefit from being a fly on the wall? Well, Joey Fly, a cool Sam Spade-esque private eye clad in trench coat and fedora, is just that insect. After hiring the surly Sammy Stingtail, a bumbling scorpion who's all thumbs—er, make that tail—he finds a case knocking at their door. Delilah, a beautiful butterfly, believes that her best friend, a ladybug named Gloria, has stolen her diamond pencil box. As the two gumshoes set out to crack the case, they encounter an imaginative cadre of insect witnesses. Joey Fly tries his best to be the suave sleuth, but is often comically kept on his toes by his hot-tempered young assistant. This playful pun-a-minute comic-book mystery is sure to charm. Numberman provides detailed backgrounds set in cool blues and warm sepia tones to create a visually engaging landscape smacking of noir-lite. Included at the end is a list of items that young detectives must then page back through the art to find. An auspicious series kick-off. (Graphic novel. 7 & up) Read full book review >