New Release Books by Jarrett Pumphrey

Jarrett Pumphrey is the author of Somewhere in the Bayou (2022), It's a Sign! (Elephant and Piggie Like Reading!) (2022), The Old Truck (2020), Creepy Things Are Scaring Me! (2003) and , The Old Boat (2022).

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Somewhere in the Bayou

release date: Mar 01, 2022
Somewhere in the Bayou
Simple, subtle, and drolly funny, the Pumphrey brothers’ newest picture book is a layered exploration of the foolishness of making assumptions and the virtue of curiosity. When four swamp creatures looking to cross a river come upon a log that would allow for precisely that, they can’t believe their luck. But a questionable tail adjacent to that log gives them second thoughts. Opossum believes it’s a sneaky tail and that they must pass it quietly. Squirrel thinks it’s a scary tail that can be cowed by intimidation. Rabbit decides it’s a mean tail that deserves a taste of its own medicine. As the critters exhaust approaches one by one, Mouse, the smallest of the lot, observes their folly and adjusts accordingly. But is it the mouse or the tail that will defy expectations? Pairing their iconic illustration style with a wry irreverence, the Pumphrey brothers have crafted a delightful tale that reminds us to think before we act.

It's a Sign! (Elephant and Piggie Like Reading!)

release date: Jan 01, 2022
It's a Sign! (Elephant and Piggie Like Reading!)
One, Two, Kat, and Four want to form a club so together they figure out how to make a sign saying what their club should be called.

The Old Truck

release date: Jan 07, 2020
The Old Truck
A young girl turns her imagination into action in this beautifully crafted and intricately designed debut picture book. When is an old truck something more? On a small, bustling farm, a resilient and steadfast pickup works tirelessly alongside the family that lives there, and becomes a part of the dreams and ambitions of the family’s young daughter. After long days and years of hard work leave the old truck rusting in the weeds, it’s time for the girl to roll up her sleeves. Soon she is running her own busy farm, and in the midst of all the repairing and restoring, it may be time to bring her faithful childhood companion back to life. With an eye-catching retro design and cleverly nuanced illustrations, The Old Truck celebrates the rewards of determination and the value of imagination.

Creepy Things Are Scaring Me!

release date: Aug 05, 2003
Creepy Things Are Scaring Me!
A little boy's bedroom fills with creepy shadows and sounds at night, until his mother turns on the light and explains them all away, in a bedtime story told with just the right mix of humor and understanding.

The Old Boat

release date: Jan 01, 2022
The Old Boat
"Off a small island, a boy and his grandfather set sail in their beloved fishing boat. They ride the waves, catching wants and wishes and seeing the wonders of the ocean. But soon the boy is sailing the boat himself, drifting further from shore as the waters grow muddied and turbulent. When a storm washes him ashore, he sees home in a new light. He decides to turn the tides of his fortune, cleaning the island's waters and creating a new life with a family to call his own"--
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