Books by Richard Smythe

TOAD HAS TALENT by Richard Smythe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 7, 2017

"A well-meaning book is dragged down by its sad-sack hero. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Ah, talent shows. Dancing, acrobatics, contortion—the sky's the limit. Just add a frozen pond on a moonlit winter's night, and there are the makings of an extravaganza extraordinaire. Read full book review >
DOZY BEAR AND THE SECRET OF SLEEP by Katie Blackburn
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"Just as purposive as the runaway bestseller but significantly more palatable. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Following on the unearned success of Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin's The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep (2015), a slightly more artful take on the same relaxation techniques. Read full book review >
BEEP BEEP BEEP  TIME FOR SLEEP! by Claire Freedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"Four-wheeled fun, if a little unbalanced. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The big trucks work hard all day, and at night they sleep, just like us. Read full book review >
WATERSONG by Tim McCanna
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"Beautiful. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A red fox seeks shelter as a rainstorm builds in intensity. Read full book review >
THE MESSY BOOK by Maudie Powell-Tuck
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Powell-Tuck nails it: it was your fun; now it is your mess. Do the right thing, which is the doorway to more fun. (Picture book. 3-7)"
As reliable as the muezzin's call are the four words that echo in every child's ear: pick up this mess! Read full book review >