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Books published by publisher Michael Di Capua Books

  • Bark, George

    Jules Feiffer

    Hardcover (Michael di Capua Books, June 3, 1999)
    Named one of 100 Great Children’s Books by The New York Public Library and #9 on School Library Journal’s list of the Top 100 Picture Books!From acclaimed author-illustrator Jules Feiffer, Bark, George is a hilarious, subversive story about a dog who can't . . . bark! This picture book geared for the youngest readers is perfect for those who love Mo Willems's Pigeon series. When George's mother tells her son to bark, George goes "Meow," which definitely isn't right because George is a dog. When she asks him again, he goes "Oink." What's going on with George? Readers will delight at the surprise ending!Plus don't miss Jules Feiffer's wonderful new follow-up: Smart George!ALA Booklist Editors’ Choice | Maryland Children’s Book Award | Parents’ Choice Silver Honor | Keystone to Reading Book Award (Pennsylvania) | Georgia Children’s Picture Storybook Award | Flicker Tale Children’s Book Award (North Dakota) | Florida Children’s Book Award | Charlotte Zolotow Award Honor Book | Buckeye Children’s Book Award (Ohio) | Arizona Young Readers’ Award | ALA Notable Children’s Book“Feiffer’s characters are unforgettable…the pictures burst with the sort of broad physical comedy that a lot of children just love. It all makes for a witty, laugh-out-loud play on the old favorite about the old lady who swallowed a fly.” –ALA Booklist *(Starred Review)*“Young readers will roar with laughter at this slapstick farce.” —School Library Journal *(Starred Review)*
  • The Odious Ogre

    Norton Juster, Jules Feiffer

    Hardcover (Michael di Capua Books, Sept. 1, 2010)
    The author and the illustrator of THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH--together again!This is the story of a really rotten Ogre who is extraordinarily large, exceedingly ugly, unusually angry, constantly hungry, and absolutely merciless. He terrorizes the entire countryside and all the surrounding towns, wreaking havoc, sowing confusion, and dining happily on the hapless citizens. Nothing can stop him. But then he takes a wrong turn and encounters a kind and friendly young lady who does her best to help him--with a surprising result.
  • Smart George

    Jules Feiffer

    Hardcover (Michael di Capua Books, June 2, 2020)
    *An Amazon Best Book of 2020 So Far*Everyone’s favorite dog is back in the much-anticipated follow-up to Bark, George from celebrated author-illustrator Jules Feiffer. When George’s mother asks her pup to add one plus one, two plus two, and three plus three, George would rather eat, go for a walk, and take a nap. But soon George finds himself in a colorful dream about…numbers! Can George count his way out?Featuring laugh-out-loud humor and expressive and bold illustrations from acclaimed author-illustrator and Pulitzer Prize–winning cartoonist Jules Feiffer, this imaginative follow-up to Bark, George is the perfect read-aloud for children ready to learn their numbers.
  • Presto and Zesto in Limboland

    Arthur Yorinks, Maurice Sendak

    Hardcover (Michael di Capua Books, Sept. 4, 2018)
    “The pictures are vintage Sendak: wry, wild, and with all sorts of mysteries tucked away in the corners. Yorinks, using his trademark clever nonsense iced with irony, reveals a tale that links everything together in riotous fashion. An unexpected gift.” —Booklist (starred review)“The images hold some of the irrational, dreamlike childhood fears that Sendak returned to throughout his life as an artist, but Yorinks’s broad humor makes the menace as easy to push aside as a theater curtain. It’s a joy.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)Fans of Maurice Sendak's Caldecott Medal-winning Where the Wild Things Are will love Presto and Zesto in Limboland—a never-before-published picture book collaboration between Maurice Sendak and Arthur Yorinks, author of Caldecott Medal winner Hey, Al. This marvelous tale tells the story of two friends, Presto and Zesto, and how they find themselves lost in the magical, mysterious place called Limboland.Author Arthur Yorinks said: “Nearly twenty years ago, Maurice and I, inspired by our friendship, conceived this book about two friends making their way in a very mixed-up world.” The story indeed turns the world upside down and on its head as Presto and Zesto wander into the alternate universe of Limboland.And, in the best and most familiar Sendak and Yorinks tradition, the rest of the story is an attempt to find their way home past a jumbled cast of characters. This is the third collaboration between Yorinks and Sendak, following The Miami Giant (1995) and Mommy? (2006), and is an homage to their long-time friendship.
  • Gully's Travels

    Tor Seidler, Brock Cole

    Hardcover (Michael di Capua Books, Sept. 1, 2008)
    "Tor Seidler writes in the great tradition of Kenneth Grahame, Walter R. Brooks, and E. B. White."-Michael Cart, Booklist
  • Milo's Hat Trick

    Jon Agee

    Hardcover (Michael Di Capua Books, May 1, 2001)
    After failing to perform any good magic tricks during his show, Milo is close to losing his job, but while searching for a rabbit in the woods, Milo encounters a clever bear and quickly decides to use him for his next great trick that is sure to wow the audience. 40,000 first printing.
  • Mouse & Lion

    Rand Burkert, Nancy Ekholm Burkert

    Hardcover (Michael di Capua Books, Oct. 1, 2011)
    From the illustrator of the classic edition of Snow-White and the Seven DwarfsOn a ridge above the Kalihari,Lion naps, until Mouse bumbles into him, willy-nilly, startling him awake.After a show of teeth, Lion is softenedby Mouse's pledge of loyaltyand sets him free. When a cold moon brings a humbling lesson, Lion comes to recognizeMouse's keen skill, and deeper kindness.Mouse and Lion, Aesop's fabled duo,renew their ancient bond in this warm retelling by Rand Burkert, illuminated by the authentic natural detail of Nancy Ekholm Burkert's art.
  • My Rhinoceros

    Jon Agee

    Hardcover (Michael di Capua Books, Sept. 1, 2011)
    Watch Jon Agee win over a new flock of fans--the toddler setIf you should ever get a rhinoceros for a pet, you're in for a surprise. It won't chase a ball. Or a stick. Or a frisbie. In fact, according to the experts, a rhinoceros does only two things: pop balloons and poke holes in kites.But don't be discouraged. As you'll discover in Jon Agee's hilarious picture book, rhinoceroses can do more--so much more--than that!
  • Mommy?

    Maurice Sendak, Arthur Yorinks, Matthew Reinhart

    Hardcover (Michael di Capua Books / Scholastic, Sept. 26, 2006)
    Maurice Sendak's first pop-up book!They're all here! Everybody's favorite monsters are just going about their business when a plucky little boy wanders into their cuckoo house. And what does he want? He wants Mommy!No matter how scary these monsters are, there's no besting a little boy who's looking for his mommy. In one hilarious pop-up extravaganza after another, this kid shows them a thing or two.
  • Jack Plank Tells Tales

    Natalie Babbitt

    Paperback (Michael di Capua Books, April 1, 2011)
    Jack Plank has left his pirate shipmates and gone ashore. Each day he sets out from Mrs. DelFresno's boarding house to look for a new job. Each evening he returns to regale the other boarders with the story of his job search plus a tall tale from his life as a pirate to explain why that particular job wouldn't be suitable. For who would want to work where there might be a troll, or the danger of getting a crab permanently caught in your beard? Or what about a treacherous, music-loving crocodile?
  • Smart Feller Fart Smeller: And Other Spoonerisms

    Jon Agee

    Hardcover (Michael Di Capua Books, Oct. 15, 2006)
    A wordplay master takes some of the more comical examples of spoonerisms--a flip-flop of the initial sounds of a group of words--and pairs them with his equally hilarious pictures. 50,000 first printing.
  • Sourpuss And Sweetie Pie

    Norton Juster, Chris Raschka

    Hardcover (Michael di Capua Books, Oct. 1, 2008)
    The sequel to THE HELLO, GOODBYE WINDOW, winner of the 2006 Caldecott Medal