Books by Troy Cummings

VROOM VROOM GARBAGE TRUCK by Asia Citro
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"The book may be about garbage, but it's pure gold. (Board book. 1-5)"
A 30-page tour de force of a board book that is even better than its title would suggest. Read full book review >
CARS & TRUCKS by Troy Cummings
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"An original idea that's not quite road ready. (Novelty board book. 2-4)"
Four vehicle-shaped board books packaged together with three road scenes invite young transportation enthusiasts to play. Read full book review >
CAN I BE YOUR DOG? by Troy Cummings
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 13, 2018

"Persuasive writing by a persistently pleasing pooch. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A large, lonely dog named Arfy writes letters to residents of Butternut Street asking to be adopted so he won't have to continue living in a cardboard carton in an alley. Read full book review >
RISE OF THE BALLOON GOONS by Troy Cummings
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"An unusually promising series opener for proto-Goosebumps fans. (Light horror. 8-10)"
A discarded notebook with information on disquieting creatures like the Rhinoceraptor and the Forkupine isn't the only surprise waiting in Stermont for nerdy Alexander Bopp and his oblivious dad. Read full book review >
GIDDY-UP, DADDY! by Troy Cummings
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 23, 2013

"For an unabashedly unsentimental laugh-out-loud tale that celebrates fathers' loving, playful side—as well as their stamina—look no further. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In this hilarious romp, a daddy must call upon his stellar horsing-around abilities to guarantee a good time be had by all. Read full book review >
NASH SMASHER by Bill Doyle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2010

"Despite some clumsy versifying, as fine and fun a way as ever was to re-channel (temporarily, at least) the beast within. (iPad storybook app. 6-9)"
A destructive lad gets a proper outlet for his energies in a story app positively festooned with funny special effects and side business. Read full book review >
MORE BEARS! by Kenn Nesbitt
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"A welcome addition to preschool and early-elementary storytimes and a surefire hit. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Teachers and librarians searching for sophisticated read-alouds will find much to love in this bear-saturated offering, as will parents looking for a change of pace. Read full book review >
THE EENSY WEENSY SPIDER FREAKS OUT (BIG TIME) by Troy Cummings
ANIMALS
Released: May 25, 2010

"A groovy alternative to the traditional nursery song, this not only models problem-solving but how to be a good friend as well. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A fresh, inventive debut presents an I-think-I-can version of the Eensy Weensy Spider. Read full book review >