Eric Kimmel

Books by This Author

Anansi Goes Fishing

Illustrated by: Janet Stevens
Age Level: 3-6
Anansi is a known charlatan, so he gets little sympathy when Turtle eats all of the fish that Anansi has learned to catch. But the reader knows that the trickster has not really learned a lesson! Sly humor abounds in both text and image in this lively retelling.

Anansi's Party Time

Illustrated by: Janet Stevens
Age Level: 6-9
Anansi is a trickster so when he invites Turtle to a party it is, of course, a scam. But turnabout is fair play, and so Anansi gets his comeuppance. Humor abounds in the energetic, droll illustrations and contemporary retelling of this traditional tale.

Gershon's Monster: A Story for the Jewish New Year

Illustrated by: Jon J Muth
Age Level: 6-9
Selfish acts are little imps that can grow into bigger imps if one allows them to according to this Hasidic folktale. A baker must deal with his monsters as the Jewish New Year begins. Translucent illustrations depict the humor and horror as Gershon atones for his misdeeds.

The Gingerbread Man

Illustrated by: Megan Lloyd
Age Level: 0-3
Run, run, run just as fast as you can! You can’t catch me, I'm the Gingerbread Man! After escaping the kitchen, the Gingerbread Man taunts a number of animals until he is eaten by a wily fox. But don’t worry about this Gingerbread Man, he'll come back when you make your own gingerbread cookies!

Traction Man Meets Turbo Dog

Illustrated by: Janet Stevens
Age Level: 6-9
Traction Man is back! In this adventure Traction Man takes on a compost heap, loses his trusty Scrubbing Brush, and meets Turbo Dog — all with tongue-in-cheek humor in both comic-strip-like illustrations and understated language.

Zigazak: A Magical Hanukkah Night

Illustrated by: Jon Goodell
Age Level: 6-9
Is Hanukkah really all about dancing dreidels and high-flying latkes? Maybe not, but Eric Kimmel and Jon Goodell have put these devilish phenomena to good use in a lighthearted story that teaches Hanukkah traditions--from kazatzkas to gelt--along with a wise, timeless moral.