New Release Books by Jill McElmurry

Jill McElmurry is the author of Mad about Plaid (2020), Mario Makes a Move (2012), The Hound from the Pound (2007), I'm Not a Baby! (2006) and other 2 books.

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Mad about Plaid

release date: Jun 02, 2020
Mad about Plaid
From the illustrator of the best-selling Little Blue Truck series comes the whimsical tale of Madison Pratt, a clever and spunky girl determined to reverse the curse of the plaid purse. Madison Pratt is delighted to find a lonely plaid purse in the park one afternoon. It''s just the fashion statement she''s been looking for. Until--oh no! The plaid begins to spread. It crawls up Madison''s sleeve, over her jacket, and under her hat. The purse''s mad curse causes Madison--and her whole neighborhood--to turn plaid! Will Madison''s spunk and optimism help to reverse the curse before it''s too late?

Mario Makes a Move

release date: May 08, 2012
Mario Makes a Move
According to Publishers Weekly in a starred review, this picture book "capture[s] the exuberance of the creative spirit alongside the quirks of a character accepting his limitations." Mario is a squirrel who loves to invent amazing moves, like the Super Looper and Tail, Don''t Fail. But though his parents ooh and ahh at whatever he does, his friend Isabelle is not so easily impressed. When she points out that anyone can have a move, Mario must find some other way to stand out. Sometimes being amazing is hard work, as shown in this zany yet accessible picture book from Jill McElmurry, illustrator of The One and Only Marigold and Little Blue Truck. Young readers will instantly recognize themselves in Mario, as he searches for his one-of-a-kind talent. Here is a hilarious read-aloud that will have little ones oohing and ahhing—and trying out some moves of their own.

The Hound from the Pound

release date: Jan 01, 2007
The Hound from the Pound
When lonely Miss Mary Lynn MacIntosh decides to adopt Blue, an untrained basset hound from the pound, she gets far more companionship than she ever expected, in a rollicking, rhythmic romp of doggy delights.

I'm Not a Baby!

release date: Jan 01, 2006
I'm Not a Baby!
As the years go by, the members of Leo Leotardi''s family continue to think he is just a baby even though his bonnet is too tight, his clothes are bursting at the seems, and he no longer needs to take naps.

Our Nest

release date: Jan 01, 2004
Our Nest
A rhymed view of the interrelatedness and belonging of all things and creatures in the universe, from the stars, to the sea, to a mouse, to a child.

Mess Pets

release date: Aug 01, 2002
Mess Pets
Two very different sisters learn to find a compromise between tidiness and total disarray after they share a zany adventure.
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