Books by Tim Hopgood

MOON RIVER by Johnny Mercer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"A classic song set to modern illustrations for a delightful reminder that friends are with us even in our dreams. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Born from memories of a Southern, rural childhood, these classic lyrics evoke simplicity, dreams, and a shimmering journey with a "huckleberry friend." Read full book review >
SINGING IN THE RAIN by Tim Hopgood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2017

"Raindrops are delightful and danceable musical melodies. (illustrator's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Movie happiness is now picture-book joy. Read full book review >
WALKING IN A WINTER WONDERLAND by Felix Bernard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"As picturesque, nostalgic, and quaint as the happiest of holiday memories. (lyrics, author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this visual interpretation of a classic holiday song as sung by Peggy Lee, Hopgood strings together a beautiful, wintry chain of family pleasures. Read full book review >
WALTER'S WONDERFUL WEB by Tim Hopgood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"Not the strongest choice in terms of either shape learning or reflecting nature; still, this may get readers outside in search of webs. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A spider with no talent for making traditional spider webs teaches young children about shapes as well as perseverance. Read full book review >
FABULOUS FROGS by Martin Jenkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Most frog books focus on life cycle; this one nicely highlights diversity instead. (Nonfiction picture book 3-6)"
An overview of the fantastic variety found among the over 5,000 frog species of the world. Read full book review >
HOORAY FOR HOPPY! by Tim Hopgood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Just the ticket for a little bit of learning on a cold winter day when spring seems far away. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Little ones can explore spring and their five senses along with bunny Hoppy in Hopgood's latest concept book. Read full book review >
WOW! SAID THE OWL by Tim Hopgood
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 2009

A curious owl stays awake all day long and is astounded at all the colors she sees. Day dawns to a pink sky, fading to bright blue with fluffy white clouds and a yellow sun. The owl notices that the leaves on her tree are green and sees red butterflies land on orange flowers. Gray clouds bring showers, but the sun and rain together produce the most wondrous colors of all—a rainbow. When the day fades into night, the curious little owl remarks about all the beautiful colors there are in the daytime, but still she thinks the nighttime stars are the most wonderful of all. Hopgood's graphic-design background is evident in his illustrations, which are a mixture of color and texture, painting and drawing, all brought together digitally. The simple text suits this likable story to toddlers and early preschoolers. A solid concept book, but probably without the staying power or punch of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? or Freight Train. (Picture book. 2-5)Read full book review >