Books by Robin Pulver

SATURDAY IS DADURDAY by Robin Pulver
Released: May 14, 2013

"Readers will relate to her disappointment and cheer her on as she comes to her own creative solution. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Irrepressible Mimi and her father have named the day after Friday Dadurday. It is their special day to do everything together. But when Dad's work schedule changes, their weekend tradition is in jeopardy. Read full book review >
THE CASE OF THE INCAPACITATED CAPITALS by Robin Pulver
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Still, this is a pretty painless way to teach capitalization and letter writing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mr. Wright's class learns the importance of capital letters in this latest from Pulver and Reed. Read full book review >
HAPPY ENDINGS by Robin Pulver
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2011

"While this may not be as strong as the previous titles from this duo, still it is a good addition to their language-arts series. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The team that taught students about nouns and verbs, punctuation and silent letters now tackles suffixes…almost literally. Read full book review >
THANK YOU, MISS DOOVER by Robin Pulver
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Educators and parents will be thanking author and illustrator for this one. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Poor Miss Doover—it's no easy feat to get her class to write tactful thank-you notes in proper friendly-letter format. Read full book review >
CHRISTMAS KITTEN by Robin Pulver
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Those who enjoyed the original story as well as cat-lovers of any age will savor the sweet flavor of Cookie's Christmas chronicle. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Pulver and Johnson team up for a sequel to their Christmas for a Kitten (2003). Read full book review >
NEVER SAY BOO! by Robin Pulver
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

It's never easy being the new kid at school, but when you're the only ghost, too, it's really tough. Read full book review >
SILENT LETTERS LOUD AND CLEAR by Robin Pulver
FICTION
Released: May 15, 2008

"Knuckle down and purchase this book or teachers will make your lives wretched. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Pulver and Reed have once again managed to craft a book so clever and fun that both teachers and students alike will be enthralled (Nouns and Verbs Have a Field Day, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >
NOUNS AND VERBS HAVE A FIELD DAY by Robin Pulver
FICTION
Released: March 15, 2006

"This playful introduction to words recalls Ruth Heller's Kites Sail High (1998) and Merry-Go-Round (1990) for liveliness, and closes with several simple exercises and games to get children into the act. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The creators of Punctuation Takes a Vacation (2003) sentence readers to a good time with this follow-up. Read full book review >
AXLE ANNIE AND THE SPEED GRUMP by Robin Pulver
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

Type-A lead foot Rush Hotfoot is the nemesis of Axle Annie's school bus in Pulver's droll poke at all those drivers who feel a creeping road rage when they get stuck behind Big Yellow, the vehicle that can't get off its brakes. Read full book review >
AUTHOR DAY FOR ROOM 3T by Robin Pulver
FICTION
Released: May 23, 2005

"Illogical and antic, with yucks only for youngsters who enjoy the absurd. (Picture book. 6-8)"
This cockamamie look at third-grade hijinks opens with the kids in Room 3T aping for their class photo and then settling in (sort of) to prepare for a visit from Harry Bookman, author of "some of the silliest books in the school library." Read full book review >
CHRISTMAS FOR A KITTEN by Robin Pulver
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Her illustrations are filled with glowing tones, the golden kitty, Christmas lights and ornaments, and welcoming lights in the windows. (Picture book. 4-7)"
An orange kitten, tossed in a sack to the side of the road, hides in the trunk of a car as its occupants load a freshly cut Christmas tree on Christmas Eve. Read full book review >
PUNCTUATION TAKES A VACATION by Robin Pulver
FICTION
Released: March 15, 2003

"What a fun way to teach; every language arts teacher needs this to punctuate their instruction, no matter the grade level. (Fiction. 5-8)"
In a delightfully clever outing, a well-earned vacation results in chaos back in school when the punctuation marks head to Take-A-Break Lake. Mr. Wright's class uses and abuses punctuation marks, without ever really giving them a thought and the marks put up with it all. Read full book review >
AXLE ANNIE by Robin Pulver
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Arnold's spunky illustrations capture the tongue-in-cheek spirit of the text and his characterization of the curmudgeonly Shifty help make this blustery tale the perfect antidote for the winter doldrums. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Pulver (Homer and the House Next Door, 1994, etc.) delivers a rambunctious wintry tall tale about how a valiant bus driver, Axle Annie, defeats a dastardly scheme concocted by fellow driver Shifty Rhodes. Read full book review >
HOMER AND THE HOUSE NEXT DOOR by Robin Pulver
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A funny story about the anxieties of moving from the author of the Mrs. Toggle books. (Fiction/Picture book. 4-7)"
Homer the dog feels ``disgusted'' when he hears that his friend Mrs. Gallivant is moving from the house next door—he'll miss her biscuits, the tennis balls she threw for him, the shade tree in her yard. Read full book review >
MRS. TOGGLE'S BEAUTIFUL BLUE SHOE by Robin Pulver
FICTION
Released: March 1, 1994

"Simple and, by now, predictable; still, disarmingly lighthearted and funny. (Picture book. 4-8)"
``Overcome by spring,'' the ever-childlike Mrs. Toggle (Mrs. Toggle's Zipper, etc.) leaves the papers on her desk to join her class in kickball. Read full book review >
NOBODY'S MOTHER IS IN SECOND GRADE by Robin Pulver
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Pleasantly zany, with colorful, lighthearted illustrations that capture just the right tone. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Cassandra's mother enjoyed second grade, and would like to join Cassandra's class. Read full book review >
MRS. TOGGLE AND THE DINOSAUR by Robin Pulver
DINOSAURS
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

"A fine sequel to the equally delightful Mrs. Toggle's Zipper (1990). (Picture book. 4-8)"
When the principal tells Mrs. Toggle that her new student will be a dinosaur, she is taken aback but doesn't doubt his word—Mr. Stickler never jokes. Mrs. Toggle and her wide-eyed class start to get ready: they'll need a big desk and another reptile to keep the dinosaur company; the cafeteria should be warned. Read full book review >