Books by Slade Morrison

THE TORTOISE OR THE HARE by Toni Morrison
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"Cepeda's oil paintings are colorful and appropriately frenetic, but the story is just too diffuse and confusing. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Authors and illustrator combine forces again in this umpteenth version of the classic tale (Peeny Butter Fudge, 2009). Read full book review >
LITTLE CLOUD AND LADY WIND by Toni Morrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2010

"Doubtful. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The award-winning mother and her son once again join forces for a picture book. Read full book review >
PEENY BUTTER FUDGE by Toni Morrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2009

"Fudge recipe included. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Joyful exuberance abounds in this mother-son collaboration that celebrates family ties and the joys of eating peanut-butter fudge. Read full book review >
THE BOOK OF MEAN PEOPLE by Toni Morrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Frowners resistant to this pointed, child's-eye view may benefit from a dose of Betsy Everitt's Mean Soup (1992) or the mood-changing brew concocted out of a bad day by Linda Smith's Mrs. Biddlebox (p. 1144). (Picture book. 6-9)"
A fretful child catalogs affronts: people who shout at you, or those who whisper and giggle just out of earshot; parents who try to make you eat something nasty-looking; the teacher who tells you that your work is sloppy, and so on. Read full book review >
THE BIG BOX by Toni Morrison
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Nonetheless, it's a valid message, strongly made, and a promising children's book debut for the authors. (Picture book. 8+)"
Morrison and her son have created a rhymed parable—clearly addressing adults—about three children who are firmly, lovingly locked into a room-sized box because they "can't handle their freedom." Read full book review >