Books by Sue Tarsky

WHOSE NOSE? by Sue Tarsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2019

"A fun and interactively informative introduction to the animal kingdom. (Informational picture book. 2-4)"
Partial views of several animals highlighting noses ask readers to guess the name of each based on a singular descriptive word. Read full book review >
FALL IN THE COUNTRY by Sue Tarsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2019

"Those just graduating from board books are the ideal audience for this seek-and-find-and-count series. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An unnamed narrator tells readers what they saw on their walk in the country in the fall. Read full book review >
BROWN BEAR STARTS SCHOOL by Sue Tarsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2019

"The materialistic focus limits the audience for this title. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Despite some jitters, Brown Bear not only survives his first day; he helps others succeed as well. Read full book review >
WHOSE EARS? by Sue Tarsky
by Sue Tarsky, illustrated by Sue Tarsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2019

"A fun activity to share with children in the identify-and-name stage. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A guessing game for the littlest animal lovers. Read full book review >
SUMMER AT THE SEASHORE by Sue Tarsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2019

"This eventful walk makes for a hardworking little book. (Picture book. 2-5)"
An unseen narrator presents various seashore discoveries made on a day at the beach. Read full book review >
THE WHEELS ON THE...UH-OH! by Sue Tarsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2018

"An amusing riff on an old favorite that'll please many little ones. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The wheel on the bus goes bust. Read full book review >
THE BUSY BUILDING BOOK by Sue Tarsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 16, 1998

From the opening page, readers are launched into a description of a construction site: ``Before construction can start, the site is boarded off to keep pedestrians out.'' Every double-page spread presents a short text and the steady progress at the site of a future office building, with labels and pointers for about 20 items in the scene (e.g., ``site hoarding sheets,'' ``safety officer,'' and ``dump truck''). There are pages on excavation, building a foundation, and putting up scaffolding, down to a scene of wallpaper hangers and moving men. Toddlers will pore over the trucks, machinery, and building, even if the stylized art—bright blocks of color resembling cut-paper collage—leaves out the details they crave most. Every hardhat is almost identical; there is no detail in the caterpillar tires, pistons, or vents. Ayliffe concentrates on soaring perspectives and congenial, cluttered settings; the imaginative use of colors and shapes keeps all the girders, building materials, and scenes distinct. (Picture book. 2-6) Read full book review >