Books by Philippe Goossens

PIRATE JOHN-WOLF by Nathalie Quintart
Released: July 11, 2017

"Lukewarm pirating in a field of hearty buccaneers makes this book cannon fodder, nothing more. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A pup's search for bravery takes him—unwillingly—to the high seas. Read full book review >
KNOCK! KNOCK! KNOCK! WHO'S THERE? by Philippe Goossens
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Pass. (Picture book. 4-6)"
In this guess-who's-knocking title, the clues are either too vague or too easy, the story is slight, and the illustrations are a tad pedestrian. Read full book review >
OWL HOWL by Paul Friester
Released: June 1, 2011

"It may not be especially new, but it is awfully sweet. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A baby owl in distress brings out the best in all the forest animals. Read full book review >
SAM’S NEW FRIEND by Thierry Robberecht
Released: Jan. 21, 2008

"Could adults ask for more in a character? (Picture book. 3-6)"
Sam the wolf is back for his third outing, this time learning lessons about friendship and peer pressure. Read full book review >
SARAH’S LITTLE GHOSTS by Thierry Robberecht
Released: Oct. 15, 2007

"A lesson made humorous and accessible. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Robberecht's clever tale illuminates the consequences of telling a lie. Read full book review >
SAM TELLS STORIES by Thierry Robberecht
Released: Aug. 20, 2007

"With its pat ending and lack of consequences, this is perfect for the youngest children as a gentle introduction to storytelling and its downfalls. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Sam's second outing after Sam is Never Scared (2006) addresses kids' proclivity for telling stories. Read full book review >
SAM IS NEVER SCARED by Thierry Robberecht
Released: Sept. 18, 2006

"Robberecht's text is the perfect springboard for conversations with young children about fear, bravery, teasing and peer pressure. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Sam isn't afraid of anything, except letting his friends know that he's sometimes scared. Read full book review >
BACK INTO MOMMY’S TUMMY by Thierry Robberecht
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Engagingly silly yet compassionate, this is a perfect tale to present to soon-to-be or fledging siblings. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A five-year-old girl presents her mother with an unusual birthday request in this insightful tale from Robberecht. Read full book review >
ANGRY DRAGON by Thierry Robberecht
Released: Sept. 20, 2004

"Evocative but uneven. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This Belgian import may help some children articulate their anger but isn't likely to inspire requests for repeat readings. Read full book review >