Books by Tiphanie Beeke

THAT'S HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU by Julie A. Rudi
Released: March 1, 2013

"A derivative work in a market already oversaturated with similar titles. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
An unsuccessful knockoff of The Runaway Bunny and Guess How Much I Love You. Read full book review >
FLETCHER AND THE SNOWFLAKE CHRISTMAS by Julia Rawlinson
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"She uses deep, saturated colors and swirling effects to create expressive illustrations that seem lit from within, creating a fantasy forest for Fletcher and his friends. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Fletcher the fretful fox returns for the third entry in this seasonally themed series with beautifully distinctive illustrations skillfully integrated with the text. Read full book review >
FLETCHER AND THE SPRINGTIME BLOSSOMS by Julia Rawlinson
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Beeke's sun-dappled paintings glory in the hues and textures of spring, giving the lie to Fletcher's concerns with every page turn. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Young Fletcher has made it through the winter, and so has the anxiety that marked his debut (Fletcher and the Falling Leaves, 2007). Read full book review >
THE DUCK WHO PLAYED THE KAZOO by Amy E. Sklansky
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 18, 2008

"This underwhelming rhyme would have been better suited to one in a collection of children's poetry, but there could be some satisfaction in its reassuring message. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A white duck, pictured alone on a wilderness lake, loves to play his kazoo. Read full book review >
I’M GOING TO GRANDMA’S by Mary Ann Hoberman
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: April 1, 2007

"While this has limited applicability, it may alleviate some anxiety or help some grandparents start a new tradition, and is a sweet tale on its own. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The first time a granddaughter sleeps over, Grandma makes her a little more comfortable when she tells the story of her special quilt. Read full book review >
BRAVE BITSY AND THE BEAR by Angela McAllister
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 16, 2006

"Young listeners will be as pleased as bear to make Bitsy's acquaintance. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A charming tale of an unlikely friendship, this British import has an old-fashioned feel. Read full book review >
FLETCHER AND THE FALLING LEAVES by Julia Rawlinson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A poetic tribute to winter and fall, Fletcher's story is sure to resonate with young readers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Fletcher is a young fox concerned about his favorite tree. Read full book review >
THE STARS WILL STILL SHINE by Cynthia Rylant
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Small but strong. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A rhymed, reassuring text with beautiful illustrations makes a presentation worth considering for the holidays or any time. Read full book review >
THE NOISY WAY TO BED by Ian Whybrow
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

"Sweet dreams. (Picture book. 1-5)"
A sleepy little boy in pajamas of blue leads readers on a gentle ramble through field and farmyard as he wends his way home and, finally, to bed. Read full book review >
FROM ME TO YOU by Anthony France
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Try this mood-changer on downhearted children; it's as infectiously uplifting as Mrs. Biddlebox (2002). (Picture book. 6-8)"
A note from a secret admirer springs a rat from the slough of despond in this deft US debut. Read full book review >
MOMMY LOVES HER BABY/DADDY LOVES HIS BABY by Tara Jaye Morrow
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"This comforting volume assures young readers that a parent's love is as natural, innate, and immutable as all the things that come naturally to the animals. (Picture book. 1-3)"
This creative take on the familiar theme of parental love is two stories in one. Read full book review >
WISH, CHANGE, FRIEND by Ian Whybrow
FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2002

"Few readers will be able resist this gentle invitation to gather, and to arrange, the words that are most important to them. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A simple homily to the evocative power of words. Read full book review >
BOOK! BOOK! BOOK! by Deborah Bruss
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"Simple, gladdening word fun, set in Beeke's (The Brand New Creature, 1998) charming watercolor and acrylic scenes of familiar farm and library activities filled with just the right details. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The sounds of the barnyard—and the surprising likeness some of them hold to the English language—are introduced in this brisk and atmospheric picture book from a clever newcomer. Read full book review >
THE BRAND NEW CREATURE by Jemma Beeke
FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"Textured backgrounds and the feathered watercolors combine with delicate hues to create diaphanous images in an imaginative safari to friendship. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Weary of the mundane creatures inhabiting her yard, a young girl embarks upon a walkabout in search of a crocodile, which she has never seen. Read full book review >