Peep and Egg Book Series

Illustrated by Joyce Wan. Published by Farrar Strauss Giroux (Macmillan)

Peep and Egg: I'm Not Hatching

Available in picture book and board book formats

Egg is not ready to hatch.  No way, no how.  Can big sister Peep help Egg break out of her shell?

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  • Children’s Choice Book Award Finalist, 2017
  • Amazon Editors’ Pick: Best Books for Ages 0-2, February 2016
  • Parents’ Choice Recommendation, spring 2016
  • Association for Library Service to Children Summer Reading List, 2016
  • International Literacy Association Children’s Choices Reading List, 2017

“Delightful and right on target.” —Kirkus

“Gehl’s use of hatching as a metaphor is a brilliant choice for the story, particularly for little ones feeling shy themselves. Her short sentences, along with the predictable plot and repeated refrain, make this a great read-aloud, particularly in concert with Wan’s bold, eye-catching, large-format artwork. Kids will get a kick out of Peep and Egg’s hilarious antics, and adults will be grateful for the breezy introduction to conversations about fears.” —Booklist

“Charmingly illustrated by Wan with bold strokes and spot-on facial expressions, this picture book is delightful. Gehl has created an appealing duo with the enthusiastic Peep and the lovably neurotic Egg. The constant refrain of “I’m not hatching” will be a winner at storytime. VERDICT: A clever way to demonstrate overcoming one’s fears.” —School Library Journal

“Gehl’s just-enough text delivers a spot-on channeling of a coaxing parent and oppositional child, while Wan blends expressive emoji-like characters (even unhatched, Egg has a vividly cranky personality) with ingeniously geometric settings.” —Publishers Weekly

Peep and Egg: I’m Not Trick or Treating

Available in picture book and board book formats

Peep is so excited to go trick or treating with Egg.  But Egg is NOT trick or treating.  No way, no how.  With monsters, mummies, and witches lurking, it is way too scary out there.  Can Peep find a way to convince Egg that trick or treating is not so scary with a big sister by your side?

“What’s the only thing more adorable than a Joyce Wan character? A Joyce Wan character in a Halloween costume….It’s a familiar story of opening oneself up to new experiences, but Gehl’s lighthearted dialogue and Wan’s chunky, emotive graphics keep it feeling fresh.” –Publishers Weekly

“Bold colors, thick lines, and strategic use of white space and panels enhance this preschool-friendly tale about overcoming fears (and receiving candy).” –Horn Book

“Goes down easily for those youngsters who are similarly frightened, and Peep’s corny jokes should be added to every repertoire.” –Kirkus

Peep and Egg: I’m Not Taking a Bath

Available in picture book format

Egg is covered in mud after playing with the pigs. But Egg is not taking a bath. No way, no how. Unless Peep  has a trick up her feathers to change Egg’s mind….

“Another delightful addition to the series” —Kirkus

Peep and Egg: I’m Not Using the Potty

Available in picture book format

Egg is not using the potty–and no amount of lemonade, running water, and toilet paper tutus can change that! Until things start to get a little uncomfortable….

“A winning addition to the series” —School Library Journal

“A good book to help little ones who feel a bit chicken about using the potty.” —Kirkus