Books by Thacher Hurd

BONGO FISHING by Thacher Hurd
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

A creator of illustrated stories for younger audiences tries his hand at a novel, with indifferent results. Read full book review >

THE WEAVER by Thacher Hurd
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: June 22, 2010

Where do dreams come from? Read full book review >

BAD FROGS by Thacher Hurd
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

Going one-up on such solitary malfeasants as the wolf-suited Max and Rosemary Wells's Noisy Nora, here no fewer than 170 frogs in human dress tumble, dash, skate and sail across the pages, "Smelling yucky. Read full book review >

SLEEPY CADILLAC by Thacher Hurd
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: May 1, 2005

A big blue classic convertible floats down the street until this "Sleepy Cadillac" stops by a little boy's window and takes him for a ride in the night sky. Read full book review >

MOO COW KABOOM! by Thacher Hurd
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2003

The veteran author of Art Dog (1996), Mama Don't Allow (1987), and other mainstays of the genre, strains to be clever in this slightly amusing caper. Read full book review >

SANTA MOUSE AND THE RATDEER by Thacher Hurd
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 31, 1998

In a clever departure from typical holiday fare, Hurd (Zoom City, p. 197, etc.) puts a new twist on an old favorite. Read full book review >

ZOOM CITY by Thacher Hurd
FICTION
Released: Feb. 28, 1998

In the new Harper Growing Tree series (see Cummings, above), a Go Dogs, Go! for the '90s. Read full book review >

ART DOG by Thacher Hurd
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 29, 1996

The adventures of Arthur Dog—mild-mannered guard at the Dogopolis Museum of Art by day, mural-painting superhero by night- -who is mistakenly apprehended when the Mona Woofa is stolen from the museum; he paints his way out of prison and succeeds in catching the crooks in his improvised Brushmobile. Read full book review >

FRITZI FOX FLEW IN FROM FLORIDA by Leah Komaiko
FICTION
Released: Feb. 28, 1995

On a winter night, a young fox apprehensively watches an eccentric visitor, Fritzi, parachute down from an airplane with a 14-ton straw suitcase. Read full book review >

TOMATO SOUP by Thacher Hurd
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1992

Put to bed with the sneezes, Baby Mouse escapes to watch her parents' spring planting and then goes on to Farmer Clem's garden—where she has an escapade with George the cat, who carries her into the barn in the packet of seeds where she's hiding. Read full book review >

LITTLE MOUSE'S BIRTHDAY CAKE by Thacher Hurd
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

A second, more predictable, book about the hero of Little Mouse's Big Valentine (1990): Little Mouse thinks that his friends have forgotten his birthday. Read full book review >