"THE TERRIBLE PLOP" Illustrated by Andrew Joyner
A terrific story...rhymes worthy of Dr. Seuss
Los Angeles Times
There's an irresistible bounce to this delightfully ridiculous story ... deliciously spine-tingling.
The Guardian (UK)
Guaranteed to see many multiple readings. 'Again!'
Kirkus (Starred review)
Hilarious, original and energetic.
Creative art, a story that bobs and sways with its own internal rhythm, and that hard-to-define spark that makes a title a readaloud whiz. What more could you possibly want out of a picture book?
US School Library Journal
A fantastic read with its rhythmic, toe-tapping, Dr Seuss-inspired words and
bright cartoon illustrations.
"THE CAROUSEL" Illustrated by Walter di Qual
A stirring story, enchanting and passionate. It is a celebration of wild abandon, of being transported to a state of being where everything else is forgotten and anything is possible... suffused with a richness of symbolism and imagery.
Dubosarsky’s rhyming text captures the rhythmic movement of a carousel in this tale of a young girl who makes a connection with the horse she is riding, sensing that within its wooden exterior there is a wild horse yearning to be free. Rather than presenting the gaudy colours of a traditional merry-go-round, illustrator Walter Di Qual creates impressionistic images in a muted palette of blues, whites, pinks, and oranges, which echo the dream-like quality of Dubosarsky’s text.
About a girl who wishes the wooden horses bound to the carousel might break free of their endless circle....told beautifully in Dubosarsky's direct yet evocative way and really hits its stride when read out loud
Enchanting ... magical tale of imagination and freedom...This a book which makes for repeated oral readings, particularly by adult readers to children, who will love the rhythm of the words and the magic of the horses – real or imagined
"TOO MANY ELEPHANTS IN THIS HOUSE" Illustrated by Andrew Joyner
A wonderful comic romp …. The lively illustrations will make you laugh throughout.
The illustrations in this book are an absolute joy. ABSOLUTE JOY...The story is so much fun to read and dare I say, even more fun to read aloud. 5 out of 5 high fives.
With a deliciously retro feel, this is imaginative, childhood magic at its best.
A delightful romp of a book,
exuberantly illustrated in cartoon style by Andrew Joyner. This wonderful
read-aloud story joyously celebrates the enthusiasms of childhood.
"REX" Illustrated by David Mackintosh
A wonderfully imaginative story.
The Guardian, June 17, 2006.
Energetic, with a naive intensity that perceptively captures a child's world.
The Independent, July 21, 2006.
A genuine charmer.
Sunday Age, October 23, 2005.
Ursula Dubosarsky's cunning imagination
and David Mackintosh's lively, character-driven drawings engage until the final
lingering question: What would Rex get up to if you took him home?
The Australian, September 24, 2005.