Month: December 2019

Snail Boy

“Snail Boy has become on of our favorite books, full of witty touches.”~ The London Observer “Move over, Clifford…. Here is one uncommon, wholly engaging companion/pet that’s definitely not going to run off.”~ Kirkus Reviews “There is nothing slow about the wit in this book.”~ The Chicago Tribune “McGuirk has...

Tucker’s Spooky Halloween

Awarded one of five finalist. The Children’s Book Council and CBC Foundation have announced 25 finalists in five categories of the first Children’s Choice Book Awards. The finalists were determined from the IRA-CBC Children’s Choices program, a joint project of the International Reading Association and the CBC that annually allows...

Pip the Penguin Series

Over 600,000 copies sold worldwide. Translated into Japanese, Swedish & French! Editor’s Choice with BABYTALK Magazine “The adventures of Pip the Penguin are among the stand-out new board books”~Pittsburgh Post Gazette “An original quartet of lift-the-flap board books… Electric bright colours give these undersized books a strong visual presence”~ Publisher’s...

Martha and Alex chat about “Wiggens Learns His Manners”

The Martha Stewart Show, November 2009 As co-owner of the elegant Four Seasons Restaurant in New York City, Alex von Bidder has seen his share of manners on display — both good and bad. He drew on that experience to write “Wiggens Learns His Manners at the Four Seasons,” a...

Featured in Town and Country Magazine

Wiggens Learns His Manners at the Four Seasons Restaurant provides a more than just palatable guide to being good and dining well through the example of Wiggens, a behaviorally challenged chocolate Labrador puppy. When Wiggens’s parents deliver him to a school for manners run by a St. Bernard at the...