Books by Udo Weigelt

BECKY THE BORROWER by Udo Weigelt
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Henn reflects this relaxed approach with pleasant scenes of a smiling Becky surrounded by also-smiling stuffed animals and other goods—plus other children who, even in the dream, look more puzzled than angry. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Who doesn't like toys? Read full book review >
SUPER GUINEA PIG TO THE RESCUE by Udo Weigelt
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A tale to share during TV Turnoff Week, perhaps. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this pointed fable, a guinea pig figures out that real friends are better than an imaginary one—even when the latter is a superhero. Read full book review >
SPRING FEVER by Udo Weigelt
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"While it presents a different slant on spring for preschoolers, the story may raise more questions than it provides answers about the meaning or interpretation of "spring fever." (Picture book. 4-7)"
Spring is finally here and Freddy the Cat is at last outside and on the prowl. Read full book review >
BEAR’S LAST JOURNEY by Udo Weigelt
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"Simon Puttock's A Story for Hippo, illustrated by Alison Bartlett (2001) treats the topic in a similar, but less visually confusing, way. (Picture book. 5-7)"
An old bear bids goodbye to his dismayed animal friends, then, after a brief conversation with a young fox about dying and the possibility of heaven, quietly passes away. Read full book review >
THE SANDMAN by Udo Weigelt
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2003

"A simply told, quietly beautiful tale that will be equally welcome at story time, and at bedtime. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Slung beneath a blue dirigible painted with golden stars, the lonely Sandman goes searching for a nocturnal friend in Heusser's atmospheric debut. Read full book review >
ALEX DID IT! by Udo Weigelt
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"A playful tale of mischief and redemption with universal appeal. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A trio of rascally bunnies discovers the illicit benefits of deceit and turns their forest topsy-turvy. Read full book review >
HIDING HORATIO by Udo Weigelt
Released: April 1, 1999

"Slow to start, Weigelt's story becomes truly funny when the hunters enter the scene; the contrast between the deadpan text and Horatio's absurd hiding places is pitch-perfect for preschoolers, who know only too well how to hide in plain sight. (Picture book. 4-7)"
PLB 0-7358-1068-0 Woodland creatures are terrified to discover a hippopotamus in their midst, but when they discover he's a friendly fellow, his size becomes less intimidating. Read full book review >
ALL-WEATHER FRIENDS by Udo Weigelt
Released: April 1, 1999

"Black crayon sketches washed with watercolor move the characters across the pages and reflect the full range of their emotions; this playful story may leave readers ready to conduct their own experiments in forecasting the weather—with or without the help of a frog. (Picture book. 5-8)"
PLB 0-7358-1048-6 Is it going to be a good-weather day? Read full book review >