Books illustrated and written by Eugene Yelchin
Cover of Crybaby, illustrated by Eugene Yelchin

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Reviews

starred reviewSTARRED REVIEW “Loose watercolor illustrations with the look of collage effectively incorporate the sound-effect words within the page designs. Roy is portrayed as a gentle giant carrying the toy lamb in his mouth, and the depictions of family and neighbors add humor to the parade of potential helpers. A winning choice for reading aloud in storytimes and a fine gift for a family with a new baby, with or without a dog.”

–Kirkus Review

starred reviewSTARRED REVIEW “With frolicsome, irresistible refrains and one hilariously expressive dog, this pitch-perfect tale will make a raucous read-aloud.”

–Booklist

 

“Yelchin’s mixed-media illustrations are fun and full of life. The characters have the look of watercolor cutouts, arranged on top of vibrantly colored, swirling, painted backgrounds. Beautifully composed, each page propels the story to a climactic spread filled with hula hooping, magic tricks, juggling, soap bubbles, and music! VERDICT: The only tears shed at bedtime will be ones of laughter when families are reading this delightful book.”

—School Library Journal