Books by Sebastian Meschenmoser

Released: July 2, 2019

"The majestic setup and the ensuing scatological humor make strange narrative bedfellows. (Picture book. 5-8)"
As a result of mistaken identity, the animals of the forest deal with a smelly mishap. Read full book review >
IT'S SPRINGTIME, MR. SQUIRREL by Sebastian Meschenmoser
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"Fans of Mr. Squirrel will welcome his return and look forward to future seasons of fun; those who come to this story first may or may not be inspired to seek out others. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Mr. Squirrel and his friends celebrate a new season. Read full book review >
THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS by Kenneth Grahame
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"This large-format, appealingly illustrated edition is worth collecting by devotees of the original—who are legion—and will capably engage a new generation. (Fantasy. 10-adult)"
This new edition of a beloved classic compares favorably to other current editions in that it contains the complete set of original chapters and is in full color. Read full book review >
PUG MAN'S 3 WISHES by Sebastian Meschenmoser
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Wonderfully grouchy, with a touch of wickedness and a soupçon of warmth and color. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Introducing Pug Man, a wrinkled sack of grump…when things aren't going his way. Read full book review >
GORDON AND TAPIR by Sebastian Meschenmoser
Released: April 1, 2016

"Dispiriting. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Gordon and Tapir discover that friendship isn't enough to find common ground. Read full book review >
WAITING FOR WINTER by Sebastian Meschenmoser
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

Squirrel usually sleeps through winter, "[b]ut not this year!" The rumpled red squirrel is determined to see snow—but waiting gets pretty boring. Fresh air and exercise help, as does the companionship of Hedgehog, with whom he sings sea shanties, and Bear, who helps them look for snow. Meschenmoser's minimalist text provides just enough support for his laugh-out-loud illustrations, rendered in swift, penciled lines on creamy white space. Squirrel's red coat provides a spot of color against the autumnal grays and sepias used to sketch out the trees and the other animals. He packs a wealth of expression into each animal's face without venturing into heavy anthropomorphism. Readers will howl at the animals' mistaken notions of snow, and they'll sigh with satisfaction at the just-cozy-enough end. A perfect marriage of words and pictures. (Picture book. 4-10)Read full book review >