Books by Pete Oswald

HIKE by Pete Oswald
Kirkus Star
by Pete Oswald, illustrated by Pete Oswald
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 17, 2020

"Like the woods, this book is an immersive experience that invites repeated visits. (Picture book. 2-8)"
A brown father-and-child pair leave the city behind for a day together in the mountains in this wordless picture book by the illustrator of The Good Egg, by Jory John (2019). Read full book review >
RITA & RALPH'S ROTTEN DAY by Carmen Agra Deedy
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2020

"Humorous repetition lightens the quarrel, and readers learn that forgiveness is a process. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Anger can sometimes cause ridiculous mishaps. Read full book review >
THE COOL BEAN by Jory John
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 3, 2019

"Cool beans indeed. (Picture book. 6-9)"
A supposed "has-bean" shows that coolness has more to do with deeds than demeanor. Read full book review >
THAT'S WHAT DINOSAURS DO by Jory John
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 21, 2019

"It's got witty illustrations, but it paints a pretty bleak picture for society. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When a T. Rex gets a sore throat and cannot roar for one whole week, his self-control is tested. Read full book review >
THE SAD LITTLE FACT by Jonah Winter
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 2019

"Aimed at adults rather than children. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A colorful fable about facts and fake news. Read full book review >
THE GOOD EGG by Jory John
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2019

"Eggs-quisitely excellent. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Being a good egg can be eggs-cruciatingly stressful. Read full book review >
ALL ABOUT ANIMALS! by Hannah Eliot
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2018

"Both too complicated for board-book readers and too limited for older readers, this adaptation does not live up to its title; a more accurate one would be Too Much About a Few Animals. (Board book. 2-3)"
This busy board book is full of facts and flaps to open. Read full book review >
THE BAD SEED by Jory John
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"A thoughtful, candid look at self-reflection. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sometimes this sunflower seed can be just plain rotten! Read full book review >
HIPPOS CAN'T SWIM by Laura Lyn DiSiena
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"The pictures are a weak link, but younger readers and listeners will happily take this quick dive into the sea of random knowledge. (Informational picture book. 5-7)"
Smooth segues provide the cement for this high-wattage, if less-than-carefully illustrated, set of animal facts. Read full book review >