Books by Wednesday Kirwan

EGGS ARE EVERYWHERE by Wednesday Kirwan
Released: Feb. 4, 2020

"There is no real story, but the moving parts are fun, and the illustrations are beautiful. (Board book. 2-4)"
An interactive egg hunt with turning-wheel and lift-the-flap elements. Read full book review >
OWL LOVE YOU by Matthew Heroux
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"Sweet if not essential. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Under Mama Owl's guidance, Baby Owl learns all the secrets and joys of the night. Read full book review >
Released: April 17, 2018

"Budding explorers may find inspiration for their own gatherings and maps. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The six members of the Walnut Animal Society are gathering for their monthly Society Soirée, but will Magnolia the Bunny be finished with her presentation in time? Read full book review >
BABY LOVES TO PARTY! by Wednesday Kirwan
Released: May 5, 2015

"Great for a birthday read and enjoyable all year long. (Board book. 1-2)"
A little one grabs a pair of shutter shades and gets a major groove on. Read full book review >
BABY LOVES TO BOOGIE! by Wednesday Kirwan
Released: June 24, 2014

"Fans of Baby Loves to Rock will get a kick out of this infant's moves, but the humor is still too adult to pretend this is a book for actual babies. (Board book. 1-3)"
A baby and a bevy of animals demonstrate a variety of dance moves. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"A well-told tale of nighttime collywobbles, suitable for framing. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When a yeti gets a case of the heebie-jeebies, then something clearly is amiss. Read full book review >
BABY LOVES TO ROCK! by Wednesday Kirwan
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"Kirwan's style is energetic and enjoyable, and here's hoping she can find more developmentally appropriate material. (Board book. 1-3)"
Various animals and one baby show off their musical talents. Read full book review >
MINERVA THE MONSTER by Wednesday Kirwan
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

Minerva the lovable Boston terrier returns in this comforting story about the glories and limits of imagination. Minerva spends her day as a monster, complete with a scary purple mask with pointy monster horns and teeth, and just the right number of green spots. As a monster, she pounces, stomps, crashes and growls her way through the day. She does not mail letters, pick up her crayons, eat her beans or play Crazy Eights with the family. While Minerva enjoys most of her day as a monster, her patient and understanding parents gently remind her that life as a middle child in their family is just where she wants to be…and where they want her to be. Saturated gouache-and-pencil illustrations, especially those featuring the many expressive faces of the heroine, add a comedic touch to this empathetic tale. Little ones will understand the many moods of Minerva and will cheer her return to her warm family. (Picture book. 2-5)Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

A cantankerous terrier struggles to find her place in her family dynamic in this wryly funny tale. Minerva is a classic middle child, sandwiched between the needs of the family baby and the more mature requirements of an older sibling. Tired of feeling overlooked, the canny canine relies upon a tried-and-true method of garnering attention: non-stop naughtiness. Kirwan has a keen eye for preschool antics; her humorous depictions of Minerva's mischievousness will earn giggles of recognition from young readers, as Minerva slyly wreaks havoc on the household. Wary caregivers need not be concerned, however, as Minerva's outbursts are deftly handled by her wise parents. The tale concludes with a worthy message about how good deeds actually earn double rewards: feeling good about one's self and gaining positive recognition. Kirwan's colored-pencil-and-gouache illustrations artfully capture both the sassiness and underlying sensitivity of her spunky heroine. This smart tale relies upon humor rather than laborious preaching to get a timely message across. (Picture book. 3-6)Read full book review >