Books by Pat Hutchins

Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Where have you been all these years, Rosie? Welcome back, and hello to your little chick. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Hutchins hatches a sequel to her 1968 classic, Rosie's Walk. Read full book review >
BARN DANCE! by Pat Hutchins
Released: May 1, 2007

"Fans of the author may appreciate this effort; others will find it slight at best. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this latest farmyard tale by venerable author-illustrator Hutchins, a horse, sheep and pig are inspired to dance but don't want to disturb their offspring. Read full book review >
BUMPETY BUMP! by Pat Hutchins
Released: March 1, 2006

"Good enough to make the stomach start rumbling. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The simple verse that accompanies a wheelbarrow-borne boy ("bumpety bumpety bump") and his burly grandfather as they harvest a garden is background music to Hutchins's trademark art. Read full book review >
DON’T GET LOST! by Pat Hutchins
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"But, no matter: young two-leggers will happily follow these four-legged playmates into Hutchins's patchwork farmscape. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Hutchins offers quick comfort for a common anxiety: securing parental permission for a post-breakfast ramble. Read full book review >
THERE’S ONLY ONE OF ME! by Pat Hutchins
Released: March 1, 2003

"But readers familiar with Hutchins's other classic works will delight in her exploration of the various familial roles and may want to work out their own. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Celebrating all the roles that she has within her own family, one birthday girl explores her sometimes complex relationships with each of its members. Read full book review >
WE’RE GOING ON A PICNIC! by Pat Hutchins
Released: March 1, 2002

"Hutchins's deceptively simple tale simply delights. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In Hutchins's (Ten Red Apples, 2000, etc.) latest, Hen, Duck, and Goose are going on a picnic. Read full book review >
TEN RED APPLES by Pat Hutchins
Released: April 5, 2000

"A welcome addition to the counting-book genre, Hutchins's playful tale is an edifying and energetic romp. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A farmer's bountiful apple tree is besieged by his hungry livestock in this lively countdown from the author of countless clever concept books. Read full book review >
LITTLE PINK PIG by Pat Hutchins
Released: April 1, 1994

"Just right. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Each time Little Pink Pig's mother calls him, he's too busy (in a barrel of apples, knocking over a milk can, etc.) to hear; each time she and the growing band of animals that she asks to help give up and move on, he calls ``Wait for me!'' and they don't hear him. Read full book review >
MY BEST FRIEND by Pat Hutchins
Released: April 15, 1993

"A deceptively simple story with real insight, refreshing as a bright spring day. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The narrator—a dark-skinned preschooler—describes the many ways her friend surpasses her: she runs faster, climbs farther, eats spaghetti neatly, can do her own buttons, and even knows how to read. ``I'm glad she's my best friend,'' the child reiterates; still, when the friend sleeps over, at bedtime her host is the one who knows that there's no monster blowing the curtains—only the wind. Read full book review >
SILLY BILLY! by Pat Hutchins
Released: Sept. 16, 1992

"Crisp, comfortably repetitive dialogue and Hutchins's clean, colorful illustrations of this comically familiar scenario add up to a sure bet for beginning readers or the picture book hour. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A third appearance for the appealing monster family last seen in Where's the Baby? (1988): Poor Hazel! Read full book review >
TIDY TITCH by Pat Hutchins
Released: Oct. 23, 1991

"Spare, deftly tuned dialogue and the colorful illustrations quietly amplify the humor. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Remarkably, Titch's room (Titch, 1971)is immaculate, while those of his older sibs are in such disarray that Mother orders a cleanup. ``I'll help,'' offers Titch, who then obliging takes on all Mary's and Peter's outgrown, broken, and otherwise discarded belongings; the predictable result makes a deliciously funny last page. Read full book review >