Japanese tale is reinvented with humor.
By Judy Sierra
A giant saves the day in muy magical story.
By Pat Mora
A lesson in humanity laced with humor and magic.
By Robert D. San Souci
Jazzy, inventive take on West African folktale.
By Verna Aardema
Mocking monkeys, rewarding repetition make this a classic.
By Esphyr Slobodkina
Another Pinkney classic worth clucking about.
By Jerry Pinkney
Elegant art makes this anniversary edition a real treasure.
By Jan Brett
Japanese legend vividly told in striking picture book.
By Wendy Henrichs
Charming, sweetly illustrated version of classic story.
By Paul Galdone, Joanna C. Galdone
Mimicking monkeys pursue peddler in sequel true to classic.
By Esphyr Slobodkina, Ann Marie Mulhearn Sayer
Fable retold with fabulous artwork and an updated twist.
By Cynthia von Buhler
Folk tale steeped in rich language and elegant art.
By Mal Peet, Elspeth Graham
Heartwarming folk tale teaches kids the joy of sharing.
By Heather Forest
Lively language, funny stories, fanciful animals.
By Rudyard Kipling
Literary-quality fable is engaging, effective.
By Mem Fox
A beautiful myth with luminous pictures.
By Audrey Wood
These fables are solid goofiness.
By Jon Scieszka
Folktale about hope, flying, and the magic of storytelling.
By Alice McGill
Smart picture-book version of the classic tale.
By Hugh Lupton
Giant legend too heady and scary for little ones.
By David Wisniewski