Books by Nick Sharratt

WHOSE TOES ARE THOSE? by Sally Symes
Released: Dec. 11, 2012

"A playful, predictable experience for lift-the-flap lovers. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
Symes and Sharratt, who delighted little ones in Yawn (2011), pair up once again for more board-book fun. Read full book review >
YAWN by Sally Symes
Kirkus Star
by Sally Symes, illustrated by Nick Sharratt
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"With such an enthusiastic call to participate, Wynken, Blynken and Nod stand no chance here. (Board book. 1-4)"
From one tired tot through an impressive array of animals, a mighty yawn passes along. Read full book review >
WHAT'S IN THE WITCH'S KITCHEN? by Nick Sharratt
FANTASY
Released: July 12, 2011

The title beckons readers into the dark house pictured on the cover. Read full book review >

COOKIE by Jacqueline Wilson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

Beauty Cookson's father, Gerry, a scheming, status-conscious real-estate developer, is unpredictable and controlling at home. Read full book review >

BLOOD AND GOO AND BOOGERS TOO! by Steve Alton
HEALTH
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

You just know a book with an ooey-gooey touch-and-feel booger on the cover has got to be good, and this gleefully gross pop-up doesn't disappoint. Read full book review >

THE FOGGY, FOGGY FOREST by Nick Sharratt
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

Sharratt is not the first illustrator to use vellum to create a sense of mist on the page, but he may be one of the first to capitalize on its peek-a-book effect with a younger audience. Read full book review >

BEST FRIENDS by Jacqueline Wilson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

Gemma and Alice have been best friends from the day they were born. Read full book review >

CANDYFLOSS by Jacqueline Wilson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

Flora (Floss) Barnes shuttles back and forth between Dad and Mum, Steve and half-brother Tiger. Read full book review >

WHEN A MONSTER IS BORN by Sean Taylor
FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2007

In the fine tradition of Laura Numeroff's If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (1985) and Remy Charlip's Fortunately (1980) comes this British import sure to have little monsters everywhere asking to hear it again. Read full book review >

EAT YOUR PEAS by Kes Gray
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2006

Frazzled mom and determined daughter face off in an escalating battle of wills—and legumes. Read full book review >

MIXED UP FAIRY TALES by Hilary Robinson
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 15, 2005

A four part, split page format turns a dozen or so familiar folktales into thousands, as children can mix or match the parts at will to make silly, sometimes loaded versions: "Ali Baba . . . put on a bright red cape . . . and dreamt about marrying . . . the Marquis of Carabas." "Jack . . . cried 'Open sesame! . . . Read full book review >

SHARK IN THE PARK! by Nick Sharratt
ANIMALS
Released: June 11, 2002

Cartoon-bright colors saturate lively spreads in Sharratt's (Eat Your Peas, 2000, etc.) clever offering. Read full book review >

SPIDER STORCH, ROTTEN RUNNER by Gina Willner-Pardo
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

Joey "Spider" Storch hates to be wrong, but his friends are getting tired of hanging out with a know-it-all. Read full book review >

VICKY ANGEL by Jacqueline Wilson
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

Jade and Vicky are best friends, "closer than sisters," and although the cover openly reveals Vicky's death, it does not prepare readers for Jade's intense reactions. Read full book review >

THE STORY OF TRACY BEAKER by Jacqueline Wilson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 14, 2001

Wilson pushes so much pain between the lines of this portrait of a foster child with the personality of a steamroller that it comes off less a lightweight tribute to human resilience than a pathos-ridden tale of children acting out as they nurse profound inner wounds. Read full book review >

BAD GIRLS by Jacqueline Wilson
FICTION
Released: Feb. 13, 2001

The protagonists in this English import by the author of The Lottie Project (1999)—and other books about funny, feisty girls—aren't the bad girls of the title. Read full book review >

EAT YOUR PEAS by Kes Gray
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

A child's staunch refusal to eat her peas and her mother's elaborate enticement is the basis for this zany but telling tale. Read full book review >

Released: Jan. 1, 2000

Both the devilry of Tom and the clever inclusion of the consequences of his act invest this story with real charm and make the attending lesson in time most palatable. Read full book review >

DOUBLE ACT by Jacqueline Wilson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 1998

From Wilson (The Suitcase Kid, 1997, etc.), a lightweight British import that is a telling study of twindom's trials and tribulations. Doing their best to make everyone miserable in the process, ten-year-old identical twins Ruby and Garnet reluctantly adapt to changes in their family and themselves in this revealing double journal. Read full book review >

SPIDER STORCH'S TEACHER TORTURE by Gina Willner-Pardo
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

Joey Storch, otherwise known as Spider, is not happy when his mother becomes friends with the mother of his third-grade classroom nemesis, the tattle-tale Mary Grace; he is horrified when the two mothers decide to carpool to school. Read full book review >

KETCHUP ON YOUR CORNFLAKES? by Nick Sharratt
FOOD & COOKING
Released: May 1, 1997

This amusing book gives children a chance to play with their food without being reprimanded and without making a mess. Read full book review >

ELSA, STAR OF THE SHELTER! by Jacqueline Wilson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

Elsa, narrator and aspiring comedienne, is growing up below the poverty line in England. Read full book review >

TASTY POEMS by Jill Bennett
edited by Jill Bennett, illustrated by Nick Sharratt
POETRY
Released: Nov. 8, 1992

Twelve brief, fairly contemporary entries about food and eating, from the US (Prelutsky, Leland Jacobs), Britain, and the Caribbean (John Agard). Read full book review >