Here are the books I’ve written with short descriptions
of what each one is about. I’ve included links to where
you can get them.
Don't Call Me Sidney
Illustrated by Renata Gallio
"This amusing story about a poetic pig’s search for his true identity is accompanied by humorous acrylic and pencil collage illustrations...Children who wonder what life would be like if they were given a different name will identify with Sidney.” ...—School Library Journal
“...Sutton’s story will appeal to young poets and listeners who are searching for their own individuality.” ...—Kirkus Reviews
“Sidney’s creative solution, which he comes up with himself, demonstrates effective problem solving without making the story overly didactic. After reading or hearing this, young readers may enjoy trying to come up with rhymes for their own and their friends’ names.”...—Booklist
This is my latest book. It’s about a pig named Sidney who likes to write poems. When he changes his name because Sidney doesn’t rhyme with anything except “kidney,” a lot of funny things happen. The illustrator of the book, Renata Gallio, lives in Italy. I love the pictures she did for my story.
You can buy the book from amazon.com, the publisher, or an independent bookstore. Click here to find a local bookstore.
The Trouble with Cauliflower
Illustrated by Jim Harris
delightful tale about the mysterious relationship between food
and fortune...” ...—Kirkus Reviews
“Children will chuckle over Mortimer’s folly, even
as they recognize familiar anxieties...” ...—Booklist
“This gentle story is told with humor and creativity, and the watercolor-and-pencil cartoon illustrations extend the charming text. Kids will be taken with this title.” ...—School Library Journal
In this picture book, Mortimer, a koala bear, thinks that eating
cauliflower gives him bad luck. His friend, Sadie, an ostrich, tries
to teach him that you create your own luck, with funny results.
this book from amazon.com, or find
a local bookstore.
Should a Hippo Wear?
Illustrated by Lynn Munsinger
“This light-hearted takeoff on the “what should I wear?” dilemma is expanded by perky drawings...” ...—Booklist
Hippo is invited to the jungle dance but has trouble finding a
dress that fits. She finds a way to get dressed up, even wearing
grass eyelashes glued on with mud, but she ends up learning that it’s better to just be herself.
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and the Weirdos
Illustrated by Sandy Kossin
“Readers called for another book about the weirdos - soon.” ...—The Reading Teacher
ALA-CBC Children’s Choice
Utah Children’s Book Award
Krinkle has an unusual family. Her father sings opera as he rides
a bike that has a built-in umbrella. Her mother always wears red
sneakers and gargles with orange juice. Her sister reads the entire
dictionary and wears a karate suit to the beach. Cindy has lots
of funny adventures trying to “un-weird” her embarrassing
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of an Orange Octopus
Illustrated by Jim Spence
“...there’s a clean healthy quality to the whole that gives it a refreshing appeal.” ...—School Library Journal
old Chooch learns to juggle and wants to perform on street corners
to earn money. The problem is that his parents are dead set against
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Even Mrs. Mazursky
Illustrated by Joan Drescher
“In this funny, slice-of-life story, Stella learns that no one is perfect - not even a teacher she has long admired.” ...—Booklist
Stella wishes she had her favorite teacher, Mrs. Mazursky, again
this year. Instead, she has mean Mrs. Rashoon, plus some best-friend
book from amazon.com.
2010 Jane Sutton