"The language and phrasing are as pleasing to the ear as the story is to the heart."

The Horn Book

  1. Parents Choice Award

  2. American Booksellers' Pick of the Lists

  3. Featured Best Book on CBS-TV This Morning Show

"A jewel of a book . . . [both] shining and magical.”

Family Life Magazine

  1. Critic’s Choice—Family Life Magazine

  2. Starred Review—Publishers Weekly

  3. Best Book—Wisconsin Cooperative Children’s Book Center

  4. New York Public Library Notable Book

"Kid-pleasing humor and plenty of action"

Publishers Weekly

  1. Parent's Choice Honor Award

  2. State of Indiana Read-Aloud

  3. Tennessee State Book Award Nominee

  4. Best Book—Christian Science Monitor

"A worthy addition to any picture book collection"

Kirkus Review

“Children with siblings will relate to this young hippo, whose expressions are priceless.”—School Library Journal

  1. Best Book Gold Award—Oppenheim Toy Portfolio

“An enchanting read-aloud or lap book"

School Library Journal

  1. Maryland State Book Award Nominee

  2. Tennessee State Book Award Nominee

"Idyllic watercolors [and a] gracefully written, gentle text."

School Library Journal

  1. American Booksellers' Pick of the Lists

  2. Featured book on PBS-TV Across Indiana

  3. (TV program focusing on Gregory’s work)

"A warm-hearted confection."

Publishers Weekly

"A winning mix of plot, emotion and humor."

School Library Journal

"A good read-aloud or read-alone, with a humorous style that's

right on target for second and third graders."

Kirkus Reviews

  1. State of Indiana Read-Aloud Book

The Mr. Poggle and Scamp Books:

Sunny Side Up

Terribly Wonderful

The Oatmeal Cookie Giant

Riddle Soup                                           

"Each of these gems is a Mr. Poggle and Scamp book and lucky is the reader who happens upon them."

Publishers Weekly

  1. Best Books of the Year—Chicago Sun Times

  2. Best Children's Books—Grandparent's Magazine               

Commissioned Book:

The Mystery of the Grindlecat

Commissioned by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

[After publication of the book, The Children's Museum has

featured the character Valiska created each year in the last

room of The Museum Guild's Haunted House.]

In Production:  Heroes

Illustrated by Mike Wimmer—Dutton Books for Young Readers

Publication Date:  TBA

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