Books by Scott Beck

MONSTER SLEEPOVER! by Scott Beck
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Zzzz…' It's got a disjointed simplicity that borders on the avant-garde—loopy but appealing. (Picture book. 3-5)"
What fun do little monsters have when they get together? Read full book review >
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MONSTER! by Scott Beck
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Completely non-threatening monster and birthday fun—perfect for sharing one-on-one, this could also be a crowd-pleaser with a little practice at giving the monsters the voices you know they must have. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Ben, a cartoon three-horned devil, is throwing a surprise party for his friend Doris, a green dragon in a purple dress. Read full book review >
LITTLE HOUSE, LITTLE TOWN by Scott Beck
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Soothing, but—particularly compared to the likes of Amy Schwartz's A Glorious Day (p. 229) and other urbanized slices of life—one-dimensional. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Beck's mood piece pairs one or two lines of declarative text per spread with spacious, simply composed scenes to evoke the unhurried pace of a day in a small town. Read full book review >
A MUD PIE FOR MOTHER by Scott Beck
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"Sometimes the best gift of all is right under one's nose—or snout. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Little Pig goes in search of the perfect gift for his mother's birthday only to find that sometimes the best gifts come when you are not even looking. Read full book review >
PEPITO THE BRAVE by Scott Beck
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"Sly, assuring, and paint-box bright, this is a snappy salute to independence and adventure. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Newcomer Beck's book has two winning ingredients: an engaging, spunky main character and the kind of color last seen 50 years ago on fruit-crate labels: buffed but with bite, the better to get your attention. Read full book review >