Books by Wong Herbert Yee

Released: Sept. 5, 2011

"Superb! (Early reader. 5-8)"
Mouse and Mole prepare for Halloween in the sixth book of Yee's popular series. Read full book review >
MOUSE AND MOLE: A WINTER WONDERLAND by Wong Herbert Yee
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"A tea-and-cookie retreat provides a cozy ending to a splendid beginning reader. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Yee follows his Geisel Honoree Mouse and Mole: Fine Feathered Friends (2009) with a four-chapter story told through controlled text and charming litho-pencil-and-gouache illustrations characterized by gentle humor and great warmth in the characters' relationship, if not in their snowy surroundings. Read full book review >
ABRACADABRA! MAGIC WITH MOUSE AND MOLE by Wong Herbert Yee
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 22, 2007

"Perhaps they, too, will look for the magic that is around them everyday, beneath the moon and stars. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Mouse and Mole, friends who could be buddies with Frog and Toad, are back in this four-chapter book for new readers. Read full book review >
DETECTIVE SMALL AND THE AMAZING BANANA CAPER by Wong Herbert Yee
ANIMALS
Released: April 23, 2007

"Featuring plenty of visual jokes (including a cameo from the Man in the Yellow Hat) and a narrative written in sprightly verse, the caper is sure to peel right off the shelf. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The creator of Fireman Small offers an equally diminutive gumshoe on the trail of a slippery thief. Read full book review >
WHO LIKES RAIN? by Wong Herbert Yee
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2007

"Sweet. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Young kids who don't already appreciate rain may change their minds after experiencing this small picture book that exuberantly pours on, in verse, the watery delights of a rainy day in April. Read full book review >
UPSTAIRS MOUSE, DOWNSTAIRS MOLE by Wong Herbert Yee
Released: Sept. 26, 2005

"The friendly, cooperative tone of the text is reminiscent of the Frog and Toad series, and in fact, the work is dedicated to 'friends of Frog and Toad.' (Easy reader. 5-8)"
The creator of the Fireman Small series introduces a new pair of characters: a female mouse and a male mole who are neighbors in the same tree. Read full book review >
A SMALL CHRISTMAS by Wong Herbert Yee
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 27, 2004

"A well-timed reminder that small bodies can hold big hearts. (Picture book. 5-7)"
It's Fireman Small to the rescue once again. Read full book review >
FIREMAN SMALL by Wong Herbert Yee
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Still, where there's a fireman, there's a reader—and some fire safety tips, too. (Picture book. 2-5)"
He may be pint-sized, and he may be tired after a busy day at the firehouse, but Fireman Small puts on the turbocharger when he smells smoke coming from a vent in this madcap story—the third starring Fireman Small. Read full book review >
HAMBURGER HEAVEN by Wong Herbert Yee
Released: March 1, 1999

"Up-and-coming young biologists might be inspired to come up with some recipes of their own. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Overhearing that her job at the diner might be eliminated, Pinky Pig sets out to discover new ways to improve customer satisfaction. Read full book review >
FIREMAN SMALL TO THE RESCUE by Wong Herbert Yee
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1998

"And Fireman Small, resembling nothing so much as a busy jellybean, makes a perfect vicarious hero for preschoolers. (Board book. 1-3)"
Fireman Small To The Rescue ($4.95; Mar. 1998; 14 pp.; 0-395-88122-6): When the alarm sounds, Fireman Small responds quickly. Read full book review >
THE OFFICERS' BALL by Wong Herbert Yee
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"Readers won't be surprised by the ending, but it certainly has panache. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The coffee-drinking, torte-nibbling Officer Hippo has his mind on one thing: how to get through the requisite Officers' Ball despite not knowing how to dance. Read full book review >
MRS. BROWN WENT TO TOWN by Wong Herbert Yee
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"First-rate silliness from the creator of Big Black Bear (1993); the more improbable the situations, the more readers will be laughing out loud. (Picture book. 2-7)"
``When riding her bicycle down the street,/A terrier tasted Mrs. Brown's feet.'' That's the innocuous beginning of Mrs. Brown's troubles; a bicycle crash leads to a stay in the hospital. Read full book review >
BIG BLACK BEAR by Wong Herbert Yee
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Big little three-year-olds may not recognize themselves here as quickly as their parents do, but they'll love the funny, rhythmic verse and bold, collage-style illustrations—plus the deft visual transition from big and brash to appealingly small and meek. (Picture book. 1-5)"
Out of the woods he comes, to knock on a door and beg, ``Give me some FOOD and a Big Soft Chair!'' The little girl lets him in, only to discover that he's ``a BIG BAD BEAR with no MANNERS at all!'' Muddy footprints, an upended piano, and a shower of the jellybeans he's greedily munching are just the beginning: ``I'm a BIG BLACK BEAR, and I do as I please!'' Fortunately, a much bigger bear turns up to set things straight and exact an apology (``PLEASE excuse me. Read full book review >