Books by Troy Wilson

LITTLE RED READING HOOD AND THE MISREAD WOLF by Troy Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 2, 2019

"No shade on books, but it's real-world experience that saves the day in this alternative fairy-tale romp. (Picture book. 4-7)"
"Don't judge a book by its cover" meets "Don't believe everything you read." Read full book review >
DOG VS. ULTRA DOG! by Troy Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2019

"Humorous and endearing, worth sharing with human and furry friends alike. (Picture book. 5-8)"
When a new dog comes into Tim's life, his canine best friend, Tuffy, is left wondering where he stands. Read full book review >
THE SINKING OF CAPTAIN OTTER by Troy Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2018

"Fun—and with a supportive message for readers who march to different drums. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An otter and a butterfly—both passionate sea captains—become fast friends as they battle it out on the high seas. Read full book review >
LIAM TAKES A STAND by Troy Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2017

"Hard work, thrift, and ingenuity add up to success not only in business, but social relations too. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Spurned by his hypercompetitive big brothers, little Liam trumps their business plan. Read full book review >
PERFECT MAN by Troy Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

In a sketchy tale likely to make its deepest impression on adult readers, a supportive teacher brings out a lad's inner "superpowers." Perfect Man, a caped superhero, has resigned and vanished, but young Michael, his biggest, most obsessive fan, is not dismayed, for, Michael is convinced, his idol has come back in disguise as the new teacher, Mr. Clark. Mr. Clark may be thinning on top, and shaped like a pear, but he's unfailingly enthusiastic, never breaks chalk, knows just how to defuse playground contretemps, and best of all, he "looked into people. He saw all the good stuff and helped them bring it out. He helped them find their super powers." In Michael's case, Mr. Clark praises his writing, and when Michael grows up to be an author—of "Perfect Man" tales, naturally—becomes his biggest fan. Rather than try for a comic-book look, Griffiths illustrates with full-page scenes of only slightly caricatured figures; he gives Perfect Man and Mr. Clark similar smiles, but otherwise leaves the superhero's true fate ambiguous. A few children might identify Mr. Clark with a favorite teacher of their own, but even here his special qualities are clearer in retrospect. (Picture book. 7-9)Read full book review >