Doreen Cronin

Books by This Author

Diary of a Spider

Illustrated by: Harry Bliss
Age Level: 0-3
Sound effects and dramatic reading make the humorous saga of an eight-legged hero come to life. Based on the picture book of the same name.

Diary of a Worm

Illustrated by: Harry Bliss
Age Level: 3-6

What icky creature looks the same from both ends? The worm, of course! For the first time ever, get the insider’s view of life from this creepy crawler’s perspective. He lives underground with his family, eats his homework and does his best to annoy his sister — documenting it all in a diary. Simple illustrations are the ideal complement to the understated humor (though nonetheless laugh-out-loud tone) of the text.

Duck for President

Illustrated by: Betsy Lewin
Age Level: 3-6

Do you think things would be better if you were in charge? Duck thinks he can do a better job than Farmer Brown, but once in power he soon tires of the duties and responsibilities of leadership. So he decides maybe he's better off writing his autobiography – which he does on a typewriter that clever readers will recognize from another book by this talented team.

Giggle, Giggle, Quack

Illustrated by: Betsy Lewin
Age Level: 3-6
When Farmer Brown leaves his brother in charge, he warns Bob to keep an eye on the duck, because “he’s trouble.” Bob follows the farmer’s written instructions to the letter, but are they authentic? Astute readers will know who’s really writing them from the animated, cartoon-like illustrations. The animals were first introduced in Click, Clack, Moo (Simon and Schuster, 2000), another barnyard chuckler.

The Legend of Diamond Lil: A J.J. Tully Mystery

Illustrated by: Kevin Cornell
Age Level: 6-9
J.J. Tully, retired search-&-rescue dog, continues to protect a flock of chickens. But trouble is afoot! Is there a connection between the attractive new canine next door and the villain who is after the chicks? Will J.J. figure it out in time? Readers will laugh as they solve the mystery.

The Trouble with Chickens

Age Level: 6-9
J.J. Tully, a retired search and rescue dog, takes on the task of finding two lost chicks that their mother fears were kidnapped. Not only does J.J. solve the mystery, he finds unexpected friends. There's plenty of adult humor in J.J.'s narration, but lots of laughs for newly independent readers, too.

Thump, Quack, Moo: A Wacky Adventure

Age Level: 3-6
Farmer Brown needs help as he prepares for the annual Corn Maze Festival. Of course, all of the animals rise to the occasion — though Duck prepares a small surprise revealed on a final — and very funny — fold out.

Wiggle

Illustrated by: Scott Menchin
Age Level: 3-6
Readers will wiggle and giggle through the rhyming text and collages that combine paintings and photographs in this playful romp. A dog is the focus as he wiggles through a wobbly world until all settle down under a cozy moon for a good night’s sleep.