Books by Tom Murphy

THE JUGGLING PUG by Sean Bryan
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2008

"Truly unlovable. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A celebrity pug wears out his welcome—nearly—in this labored outing from the creators of A Boy and His Bunny (2005). Read full book review >
A BEAR AND HIS BOY by Sean Bryan
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"The simple line drawings of bear and boy are endearing, but just can't overcome the plot deficiencies, either in text or illustration. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Droll cartoons become increasingly less buoyant as a repetitive rhyme consumes this otherwise nicely designed and formatted picture book. Read full book review >
A GIRL AND HER GATOR by Sean Bryan
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2006

"Very well indeed, if you're the incomparable Claire. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Claire is having more than a bad-hair day. Read full book review >
A BOY AND HIS BUNNY by Sean Bryan
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Sister's subsequent entrance with an entirely different sort of creature on her noggin adds a final giggle to this cousin of David Small's Imogene's Antlers (1985). (Picture book. 4-6)"
Likely to tickle many a preschool listener's ribs, this droll episode pairs simply drawn, two-color pictures with a text that takes relentless advantage of repetition and rhymes for "head." Read full book review >