Books by Tammi Sauer

MAKING A FRIEND by Tammi Sauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 13, 2018

"A sure recipe for making a friend…real or snow. (Picture book. 3-7)"
While making things isn't the same as making friends, sometimes one can lead to the other. Read full book review >
QUIET WYATT by Tammi Sauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"A humorous friendship story with a little bit of an ironic twist. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Wyatt, with his tranquil predisposition, is unfortunately paired up with bold, noisy Noreen on a class trip to a nature park. Read full book review >
KNOCK KNOCK by Tammi Sauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 31, 2018

"An amusing and lively read that celebrates a venerable literary form. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A bear desperate to hibernate seeks refuge from neighbors. Read full book review >
GO FISH! by Tammi Sauer
by Tammi Sauer, illustrated by Zoe Waring
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 3, 2018

"A fun summertime romp—hook, line, and sinker. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Goose and friends go fishing but can't seem to catch any fish. Read full book review >
BUT THE BEAR CAME BACK by Tammi Sauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"An old tale that should have been left alone. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A roly-poly bear, suitcase in hand, knocks on the door of a young child's brownstone. Read full book review >
WORDY BIRDY by Tammi Sauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"Preschool talkers aren't likely to take the lesson to heart, but their caregivers will certainly find this chuckleworthy. (Picture book. 3-7)"
To say that this bird is wordy is an understatement; the motor mouth talks so much that she doesn't listen, even when it's in her best interests. Read full book review >
TRUCK, TRUCK, GOOSE! by Tammi Sauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"Don't duck this picture book. (Picture book. 1-4)"
A story with limited text, nearly unlimited trucks, a picnicking goose, and a bevy of adorable animals. Read full book review >
CARING FOR YOUR LION by Tammi Sauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Allow plenty of time to giggle over the details. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Could a lion be the right pet for you? Read full book review >
YOUR ALIEN RETURNS by Tammi Sauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A worthy tale of friendship that will have every reader wishing for a little green buddy. (Picture book. 3-7)"
It's an interstellar play date with your alien! Read full book review >
MARY HAD A LITTLE GLAM by Tammi Sauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Welcome, Mary! We hope to see you again. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Pinkalicious + Fancy Nancy + Eloise = Mary, the diminutive, precocious, brown-skinned queen of glam. Read full book review >
I LOVE CAKE! by Tammi Sauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"A lesson in sharing that goes down as easily as, well, cake. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A pig of a moose learns how to make it up to his friends when he missteps. Read full book review >
ROAR! by Tammi Sauer
by Tammi Sauer, illustrated by Liz Starin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Bighearted, heart-gladdening, and—best—a light-hearted approach to finding friends. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Who said St. George had the last word when it comes to dragons? Not Sauer's mite, nor his fire-breathing friends. Read full book review >
YOUR ALIEN by Tammi Sauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Will likely inspire preschoolers to stare hopefully heavenward looking for their own close encounters. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Even aliens need hugs! Read full book review >
GINNY LOUISE AND THE SCHOOL SHOWDOWN by Tammi Sauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 16, 2015

"Never underestimate the power of good, especially when it's wrapped up in as sweet a package as Ginny Louise. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A classroom's three terrors don't know what's hit them when new student Ginny Louise arrives in town. Read full book review >
NUGGET AND FANG by Tammi Sauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2013

"Not the first interspecies friendship tale (and likely not the last), but it's darn near impossible to resist such an earnest, toothy hero. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Nugget, aptly named, is a tiny minnow, and Fang (even more aptly named) is a shark. One can already begin to predict the conflict. Read full book review >
PRINCESS IN TRAINING by Tammi Sauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Princess power saves the day in a humorous antidote to pretty in pink. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Karate-chopping, moat-splashing and skateboard-zooming are much more fun for Princess Viola than tiara-wearing and hand-waving. Read full book review >
OH, NUTS! by Tammi Sauer
by Tammi Sauer, illustrated by Dan Krall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"From the evidence, or lack thereof, these chipmunks protest too much. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A band of chipmunks discover the pitfalls of stardom in a surprisingly short time. Read full book review >
BAWK & ROLL by Tammi Sauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"This flock rocks. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The further adventures of Elvis Poultry, rooster rock star (Chicken Dance, 2009). Read full book review >
ME WANT PET! by Tammi Sauer
by Tammi Sauer, illustrated by Bob Shea
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 6, 2012

"This account of the age-old bond between animals and children is ideally paced for read-aloud pleasure. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Although the setting is prehistoric, the parental excuses standing between the protagonist and potential pets will sound familiar to contemporary listeners. Read full book review >
MR. DUCK MEANS BUSINESS by Tammi Sauer
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 25, 2011

"Mack's furry and feathered wide-eyed animals rendered in ebullient acrylic are a great match for this fine farmyard fable. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mr. Duck enjoys his solitude and his schedule. 6:00: stretch. 7:00: fluff feathers. 8:01: "glide across the perfectly still water"…until one day cattails obscure the "NO" in his "NO VISITORS WELCOME" sign, and Pig cannonballs in for some fun. Read full book review >
CHICKEN DANCE by Tammi Sauer
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Fly the coop to enjoy this hilarious adventure. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A duck-and-chicken rivalry turns foul in this outrageous offering. Read full book review >