Pet Shop Follies Boyds Mills Press 2010 ISBN# 978-1-59078-619-2
The pet shop has opened, but no one is coming into the store. What can the animals do to attract customers? A hamster has an idea: "Let's put on a show!" The animals begin rehearsals. There are costumes, sets, and lights. Then it's time for the big show. But will the audience watch the animals perform. Come to the show and see!
"The creamy, rich gouache double-page spreads are uncluttered, allowing each amazing feat its moment in the spotlight while remaining developmentally appropriate for young readers. A sweet lap-read companion to Pet Shop Lullaby ." (Picture book. 2-5) Kirkus
" Bright, cheerful illustrations help to catch the attention of young children, and the simple story can initiate an interesting conversation about what some businesses do to increase demand for their products." Yana V. Rodgers, Rutgers University Project on Economics and Children
"The language is simple and will attract beginning readers, and the text is large and brief. The art is colorful and full of action as the animals go through their routines. Their efforts are well rewarded; after the grand finale, they get all the attention they had hoped for. These follies are a real winner." Susan E. Murray, formerly at Glendale Public Library, AZ School Library Journal
Pet Shop Lullaby Boyds Mills Press 2009
It's night time in the pet shop, and all the animals are asleep. Squeak. All the animals--except for one. Squeak. One that can't sleep at night. Squeak. Squeak. Squeak!
Turn on the light and find out who is keeping everyone awake.
"Fraser tells her funny story economically, with few words—mostly sound effects—and with simple pictures that convey the mood of the animals through their body language, by the tilt of an ear or the set of an eye. Sweet without being saccharine, this will appeal to young preschoolers in a group or at bedtime." The Horn Book J
"Each spread isfull of color, with soft-hued backgrounds and crisply illustratedcreatures. This fun and amusing book about bedtime is also appropriate fornewly independent readers." Booklist
"Incorporate this charming read-aloud into bedtime or pet-themedstorytimes." School Library Journal