Books by Sue Heap

VERY LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD by Teresa Heapy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"While Very Little Red Riding Hood's agency is laudable, the incredibly feel-good plot (no consequences for foolish actions here!) and the bratty, baby-talking Red Riding Hood herself make this book one to pass by. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A sweeter-than-sweet retelling of "Little Red Riding Hood." Read full book review >
POLLY’S PINK PAJAMAS by Vivian French
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"The crayon-and-acrylic illustrations are full of candy colors and cheery shapes (a lot of hearts), and it is hard to fault any story that ends with pizza. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Polly loves her PJs, but when Fred invites her to a party, she is at a loss as to what to wear, so she calls her friends for some help. Read full book review >
HOW TO GET MARRIED--BY ME, THE BRIDE by Sally Lloyd-Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2009

"Aspiring brides and starry-eyed flower girls alike will be enchanted. (Picture book. 4-8)"
With comical insouciance, a self-appointed bridal expert discourses on all things matrimonial. Read full book review >
DANNY’S DRAWING BOOK by Sue Heap
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"Young readers should be inspired to emulate Ettie and Danny. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Two friends draw and write a nature story—before the reader's eyes! Read full book review >
HOW TO BE A BABY--BY ME, THE BIG SISTER by Sally Lloyd-Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2007

"A perfect antidote to the new-baby blues for siblings. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A precocious big sister enumerates the discommodious nature of babyhood in this sassy tale. Read full book review >
FOUR FRIENDS IN THE GARDEN by Sue Heap
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2004

"Very nice. (Picture book. 3-6)"
With colors bright as a summer day and patterns just as cheery, Heap takes her characters from Four Friends Together (2003) on another gentle romp. Read full book review >
FOUR FRIENDS TOGETHER by Sue Heap
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Pleasing and reassuring. (Picture book. 3-5)"
What could be better than reading a good story? Read full book review >
WHAT SHALL WE PLAY? by Sue Heap
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"A wonderfully fanciful tale that celebrates the inventiveness of children at play. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A trio of children plays imaginative games until a twinkling of a fairy wand weaves a magical transformation. Read full book review >
DOUBLE ACT by Jacqueline Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"Their alternating accountsRuby's long and chatty, Garnet's short but eloquentare illustrated with simple black-and-white drawings, each twin done by a different artist, to no distinguishable effect. (Fiction. 9-11)"
From Wilson (The Suitcase Kid, 1997, etc.), a lightweight British import that is a telling study of twindom's trials and tribulations. Read full book review >
THE HUNGRY MONSTER by Phyllis Root
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1997

"Root (Mrs. Potter's Pig, 1996, etc.) uses very few words to tell this silly story that includes a dash of suspense; it's a just-right read-aloud for board-book graduates. (Picture book. 2-4)"
When a rocket descends to Earth, out steps a very hungry monster in search of something fit to eat. Read full book review >
LITTLE CHICKEN CHICKEN by David Martin
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

"Heap's bug-eyed chickens have been affectionately drawn, and thoroughly enliven a work that celebrates the power of imagination. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Martin (Bring the Children, 1992, etc.) creates a spunky little fowl with big ideas; a circus is her answer to a scary storm in this ebullient work. Read full book review >
MOUSE PARTY by Alan Durant
by Alan Durant, illustrated by Sue Heap
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

Finding an untenanted beachside villa, Mouse moves in and throws a bash. Read full book review >
WHY FATHER CHRISTMAS WAS LATE FOR HARTLEPOOL by Diana Hendry
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1994

"Hendry's charmingly offbeat story is nicely complemented by Heap's spare, delicately comical pen-and-watercolor illustrations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In the attic of an empty house, four abandoned toys are exchanging amusing misinformation, albeit with poetic grains of truth (``A child has four legs, furry ears and a squawk''; ``I remember the window cleaner....He climbed a ladder one day and washed the sky''), when Father Christmas appears hoping to make a delivery to six-month-old Lily, scheduled to move in this very Christmas Eve. Read full book review >
HARRY AND CHICKEN by Dyan Sheldon
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1992

"A sequel to follow. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Harry, an extraterrestrial disguised as a talking cat, invites himself home with Sara Jane (``Chicken''), who does her best to keep him hidden since her mother hates cats. Read full book review >