Books by Scott Magoon

THE BOY WHO CRIED BIGFOOT! by Scott Magoon
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Entertaining and clever—and that's no lie. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Some boys cry wolf, but to the admiration of one individual, Ben cries Bigfoot. Read full book review >
MR. PRICKLES by Kara LaReau
Released: Dec. 20, 2012

"Misfits, bullies, educators, parents and kids of all kinds just may learn a thing or two from this nocturnal love story. (Picture book. 4-8)"
It looks as if Mr. Prickles will never fit in with the cast of furry forest creatures that cavort each night. This makes him feel "Very prickly." That is, until he meets Miss Pointypants. Read full book review >
BIG MEAN MIKE by Michelle Knudsen
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"Even the toughest readers will crumble under the appeal of these bunnies. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A warning: This book may make you like cute bunnies. Read full book review >
CHOPSTICKS by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"Who knew there were so many lessons to be learned from a cutlery drawer? (Picture book. 4-8)"
This companion to the well-loved Spoon (2009) is equally charming. Read full book review >
OTTO:  THE BOY WHO LOVED CARS by Kara LaReau
FICTION
Released: Aug. 2, 2011

"Maybe monomaniacal preschool readers will take the hint, too. (Picture book. 2-6)
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Otto, as is only fitting, is in love with autos—obnoxiously so. Read full book review >
MOSTLY MONSTERLY by Tammi Sauer
FANTASY
Released: Aug. 31, 2010

"Magoon's monster-hued cartoons pay a little homage to Sendak but also revel in such details as prep-school uniforms and a Monster Moves Class with yoga mats and monster-themed hydration bottles—and Bernadette's a fanged, horned charmer. (Picture book. 5-8)"
"On the outside Bernadette was mostly monsterly. / She lurched. / She growled. / She caused mayhem of all kinds." Read full book review >
GRANNY GOMEZ & JIGSAW by Deborah Underwood
ANIMALS
Released: March 9, 2010

"A solid addition to any collection. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Granny Gomez lives in a large house out in the country. Read full book review >
SPOON by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
FICTION
Released: April 7, 2009

"Hurrah for Spoon! (Picture book. 3-8)"
This witty tale evokes a strong sense of family with an underlying message of self-acceptance. Read full book review >
OTTO GROWS DOWN by Michael Sussman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 3, 2009

"Genuine issue gracefully handled. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A rash wish turns a boy into a little Benjamin Button. Read full book review >
MYSTERY RIDE! by Scott Magoon
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Not this one. (Picture book. 4-7)"
"Mystery ride, / Mystery ride, / Do you want / to go on a / Mystery ride? / NO!" Read full book review >
RABBIT & SQUIRREL by Kara LaReau
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

"Along with the idea that wars can be touched off by jumping to conclusions or other mistakes, the lack of a pat resolution to the hostilities makes this a good discussion-starter—and also sets it apart from the general run of simplistic peace-mongering titles. (Picture book. 6-8)"
"Stay away from my garden—or else!" Read full book review >
THE LUCK OF THE LOCH NESS MONSTER by A. W Flaherty
FICTION
Released: Sept. 3, 2007

"Both will charm readers, whether picky eaters or no. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Child and monster connect in this airy tale of interspecies friendship. Read full book review >
HUGO AND MILES IN I’VE PAINTED EVERYTHING! by Scott Magoon
ANIMALS
Released: April 23, 2007

"Though he tried for a fresh vision, the story is predictable, and the blocky pencil and digitally colored illustrations have a forced hipster vibe. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Hugo is deep in an "elephunk" because he's already "painted everything!" Read full book review >
UGLY FISH by Kara LaReau
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2006

Adding to the most recent spate of seemingly innocuous illustrated tales with sudden macabre twists, this deals just deserts to an aggressive aquarium fish—depicted in Magoon's simple, spacious illustrations with spiky teeth and a squarish, pea-green body—who chases and then eats every finny newcomer until an extra large arrival provides apt turnabout. Read full book review >