"Fireman Small . . . is a gem. The rhyming, repetitive text,
the kind that preschool children love, is accomanied by
delightful cartoonish watercolor illustrations."
— The New York Times Book Review
American Bookseller's "Pick of the Lists"
Main Selection Book of the Month Club
1997 Parent's Choice Award
Fireman Small Fire Down Below
"Proving once again that you don't have to be big
to be brave, the petite firefighter from station number
nine is back, this time battling a hotel fire.
Young and old alike can take comfort in this tale
of disaster neatly averted."
— The Horn Book
National Parenting Publications Gold Award
A Small Christmas
"The rhyming text moves jauntily along, just the
way our little fireman hero does. There is a nice
message, too, about giving one's time and
energy to make others happy."
— Children's Literature
Scholastic Book Club
Detective Small in the Amazing Banana Caper
Detective Small may be short in stature, but he is
long on brains and sleuthing skills. The charcoal-pencil
and watercolor illustrations are comical, and include
details everyone will laugh over, such as the
Man in the Yellow Hat in a banana-related lineup.
The rhyming text will help beginning readers anticipate
what will happen next. It is dynamic, introducing great
action words while still making the book fun to read.
— School Library Journal