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Sid and Sol (1977)
Short Sid sets off to save the world from the
Marvin meets a man who gives him special,
magical chopped meat. Now he must find out if the magical meat will
help solve his problems.
The Magic Meatballs (1979)
Louis is a butcher. He has a nice shop on
Flatbush, with steady customers. He's "always friendly, always
helpful, a wonderful guy." But Louis is not happy. He hates meat!
Louis the Fish (1980) with Richard Egielski, Illustrator
All his life he's been surrounded by meat. His
grandfather was a butcher. His father was a butcher. His whole
childhood, even his birthdays, revolved aournd meat. As a boy he tried
anythign to escape--even a job after school cleaning fishtanks.
But that doesn't last long. Louis soon has to take
over his parents' butcher shop. He grows ill. Business begins to fail.
All seems lost. Until on night, in fitful sleep, after uneasy dreams,
Louis is changed in a profound and startling way and begins a happy
It Happened in Pinsk (1983)
A city janitor and his treasured canine companion
are transported by a large colorful bird to an island in the sky, where
their comfortable paradise existence threatens to turn them into birds
Hey, Al (1986) with Richard Egielski, Illustrator
Minski travels across Europe inventing wonderful
things, till at last he accomplishes his proudest achievement.
Bravo, Minski (1988) with Richard Egielski, Illustrator
Chaos erupts when Moe and Shirley invite some
visitors from outer space to stay for dinner with the relatives.
Company's Coming (1987) with David Small, Illustrator
"Milton and Morris, twins from England, survive
shipwreck, squalor and sibling rivalry to become members of the court of
Her Royal Majesty ... Charmingly funny and original." --The New York
Oh, Brother (1989) with Richard Egielski, Illustrator
Unappreciated and overworked by his selfish
family, Ugh, a prehistoric caveboy, escapes his dreary life when he
invents a bicycle.
Santa Claus loses his pants and gets arrested, so
Christmas is postponed until July.
Christmas in July (1991) with Richard Egielski, Illustrator
Whitefish Will Rides Again! (1994) with Mort Drucker, Illustrator
The Miami Giant (1995) with Maurice Sendak, Illustrator
Frank and Joey Eat Lunch (1996) with Ky Chung and Maurice Sendak,
Frank and Joey Go to Work (1996) with Ky Chung and Maurice Sendak,
When these vicious Martian fruits invade Earth and
threaten to cover it in sauce, the whole world looks to one man, one
genius--Dr. Schtickle--to save it from becoming the second red planet.
Tomatoes from Mars (1997) with Mort Drucker, Illustrator
Lulu, who has always wanted a dog, instead gets a
very unusual stuffed animal that takes her on a trip to France.
Harry and Lulu (1999)
The vibrant quilt illustrations of an
award-winning artist, the illuminations of a master calligrapher, and
engaging text from an esteemed children's book author combine to make an
unforgettable and original alphabet book designed to introduce young
readers to different countries of the world.
The Alphabet Atlas (1999), Adrienne Yorinks (Illustrator) and
Jeanyee Wong (Letter Art)
A family argument on the first night of Chanukah
results in a food fight and a flying latke that is mistaken for a flying
The Flying Latke (1999) with William Steig, Illustrator
A series of fantastic adventures involving
Lulabell the cow and other animals which live on a farm.
The Floating Cow and Other Stories (2000)
The Invisible Man (2000)
After inviting two spacemen to stay for dinner,
Shirley and Moe are asked to return with them to their planet Nextoo
to cater their sister's rather large wedding.
Company's Going (2001)
Everybody Sleeps (2002)
Quack, a young duck, builds a rocket and goes to
the moon, only to find that he misses home.
Happy Bees! (2005) with Carey Armstrong-Ellis, Illustrator
These bees are happy! They cause mischief at picnics, in the backyard,
and just about everywhere else. Who can resist them when they have
such a good time doing it? And here, of course, comes a silly old bear
determined to get at their hive for honey. What is he thinking!?
Yorinks and Armstrong-Ellis, highly praised for her popular Twelve
Days of Kindergarten, have created a silly, poetic, and oh-so-fun look
at everyone's favorite garden menace. Also included is a bonus CD of
ten silly sing-along songs about these buzzy, fuzzy yellow fellows.
Mommy? (2006) with Arthur Yorinks, Matthew Reinhart, and Maurice
They're all here! Everybody's favorite monsters are just going about
their business when a plucky little boy wanders into their cuckoo
house. And what does he want? He wants Mommy!
No matter how scary these monsters are, there's no
besting a little boy who's looking for his mommy. In one hilarious
pop-up extravaganza after another, this kid shows them a thing or two.
Mummy? (2006) with Maurice Sendak, Illustrator
Maurice Sendak's Seven Little Monsters (Story by Arthur Yorinks, Raymond
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