IT'S ONLY STANLEY

(2015, Dial Books for Young Readers)

It's very late, and Stanley is up to something. Will you figure out what he's doing before his sleepy family does?

LITTLE SANTA

(2013, Dial Books for Young Readers)
Listen to the interview!
Questions and more questions

"...set to become [a] perennial favorite."

The New York Times

"With perfectly reasoned logic, the text unfolds like a folk tale . . . a satisfying story that adults won't mind reading again and again."

Starred/ Kirkus

"This will be especially fine for holiday story hours. Make it a tradition!"

Starred/ Booklist

ALA Notable Book
CCBC Choice
Junior Library Guild Selection
USA Today Recommended Holiday Book
Columbus Dispatch Ten Best Seasonal Books
San Francisco Chronicle Featured Holiday Gift
Buffalo News Featured Holiday Book

THE OTHER SIDE OF TOWN

(2012, Michael di Capua Books/Scholastic)

"Another laugh-out-loud picture book from Agee...There's plenty to capture children's attention during read-alouds: the exaggerated postures and expressions of Agee's trademark cartoonlike characters; soft-hued, dynamic illustrations that fill the pages; and a fast-moving, dialogue-heavy narrative."

School Library Journal

MY RHINOCEROS

(2011, Michael di Capua Books/Scholastic)
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"Jon Agee's My Rhinoceros is a genuine masterpiece. Even better, every kid will love it."

Maurice Sendak

"Jon Agee explores another complex relationship, that of child and pet...the author's matchless humor provides a happy ending that will thrill over and over again."

Newsday

Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Book Award
Parents Choice Silver Award
Newsday Best of 2011

THE RETIRED KID

(2008, Hyperion)
Listen to the song! (Music by the Promise Makers)

"Unforgettable magic. I loved THE RETIRED KID immediately. SYLVESTER AND THE MAGIC PEBBLE come[s] to mind."

The New York Times Book Review

"Another Agee triumph! Children will listen with relish. The story is so laugh-out-loud funny that you may have difficulty getting through it the first time."

School Library Journal

LA Times, Favorite Children's Picture Book of 2008
Amazon Top Ten Picture Books for 2008

NOTHING

(2007, Hyperion)
Listen to the song! (Music by the Promise Makers)

"Whether enjoying this Zen-like book for the wacky conceit or the consumer critique, readers will readily recognize that the emperor has no clothes; this timely parable is certainly "something" worth having."

Starred/ Publishers Weekly

ALA Notable Book
Publishers Weekly, Best Children's Books 2007

TERRIFIC

(2005, Michael di Capua Books / Hyperion)
Listen to the song! (Music by the Promise Makers)
Read the interview with Jon

"Glass-half empty Eugene is stranded on an island with a parrot: " 'Terrific . . .What good is a parrot?' 'You'd be surprised,' said the parrot." Readers will be surprised, too, for TERRIFIC is one terrific book. Agee uses tone, pacing, and deadpan humor to great effect; his masterful illustrations beg to be shared with a group."

Starred/ The Horn Book

ALA Notable Book
The Horn Book, Fanfare 2005
New York Times Notable Children's Book of 2005
Publishers Weekly, Best Children's Books 2005
Bank Street, Best Children's Books 2005
Child Magazine, Best Children's Books 2005
Chicago Public Library, Best of the Best 2005
Parent's Choice Award Winner for Picture Book
Book Sense, Top Ten Best Children's Books 2005
California Commonwealth Club, Best Juvenile Fiction, 2005
Junior Library Guild Selection

Z GOES HOME

(2003, Michael di Capua Books / Hyperion)

"Agee serves up a witty, stylish abecedary that is deceptive in its simplicity . . . a deliciously silly trek homeward as Z crosses paths with some odd creatures in equally odd places. As in many of Agee's books, there's a clever surprise waiting for readers on the final page."

Starred/ Publishers Weekly

"With inventive and delightfully amusing illustrations, Jon Agee turns a simple idea into a wonderful picture book."

Philadelphia Journal Inquirer

POTCH & POLLY

By William Steig
(Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2002)

"This irresistible picture book has it all...A sublimely silly and thoroughly satisfying love story."

Starred/ School Library Journal

"Antisentimentalist Steig crafts a screwball Cinderella story about a couple of klutzes... The puckish story-telling and artful compositions have considerable spark."

Publishers Weekly

MILO'S HAT TRICK

(2001, Michael di Capua Books / Hyperion)

"Jon Agee has a hit on his hands. Make room on your shelves for this laugh-out-loud story. A fresh and funny crowd pleaser."

Starred/ School Library Journal

ALA Notable Book
The Horn Book, Fanfare 2002
Publishers Weekly, Best Children's Books 2001
Los Angeles Times, Best Books of 2001
Miami Herald, Top Ten
Newsday, Best Books of the Season
Child Magazine, Best Books of 2001
Parent's Choice, Recommended
Book Magazine, Recommended

THE HALLOWEEN HOUSE

By Erica Silverman
(1998, Farrar, Straus, Giroux)

"This very funny story is matched by hilarious illustrations in a style reminiscent of New Yorker cartoons. This will be a story hour hit all year round."

Booklist

"Agee's latest illustrating effort is...great fun... a testament to Agee's comic touch."

Providence Journal-Bulletin

IRA-CBC Children's Choice for 1998
American Bookseller Pick of the Lists

MEAN MARGARET

By Tor Seidler
(1997, Michael di Capua Books / HarperCollins)

"A wildly funny story of a newlywed woodchuck couple who find a willful, wailing human toddler and take her into their home and into their hearts."

Starred/ School Library Journal

Finalist for National Book Award, 1997
School Library Journal Best Books 1997
Publishers Weekly Best Books 1997

DMITRI THE ASTRONAUT

(1996, Michael di Capua Books / HarperCollins)

"Agee scores again with this utterly engaging tale of interplanetary friendship . . . A charmer."

Kirkus Reviews

"Preschoolers will find this a beguiling picture book, memorable for its expressive illustrations and the mutual affection of the two main characters."

Booklist

New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year

FLAPSTICK

(1993, Dutton)

"Pranksterism raised to the level of uproarious comedy is the nifty achievement of these ten wonderfully screwball rhymes, which readers complete by lifting the flap built into the accompanying illustration and discovering the nutty surprise within."

Parenting Magazine

"Elegant, lighthearted fun."

Kurkus Reviews

Parenting Magazine, Best Books of 1993

THE RETURN OF FREDDY LEGRAND

(1992, Farrar, Straus, Giroux)

"Displays to perfection Agee's . . . comedic gifts and considerable artistic talent. A truly grand adventure."

Starred/ School Library Journal

New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year
School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
Parents Choice, Best Books of 1992
Children's Book Council, Best Books of 1992
Bank Street College, Book of the Year

SITTING IN MY BOX

By Dee Lillegard
(1989, Dutton)

"A winning picture book."

Starred/ Kirkus Reviews

"Agee's distinctive pictures are full of lush vegetation and lively detail, and the book's charm is heightened by it's demonstration of imagination's transformative power."

Publishers Weekly

THE INCREDIBLE PAINTING OF FELIX CLOUSSEAU

(1988, Farrar, Straus, Giroux)

"Every so often a work appears that expands the limits of the picture storybook genre as it piques the imagination with unexpected possibilities . . . Truly a book for all ages, Jon Agee's witty tale delights the eye, promotes laughter, and stimulates the intellect. In short, c'est magnifique."

Starred/ The Horn Book

ALA Notable Book
New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year
New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year
Redbook Top Ten Picturebook of the Year
The Horn Book, Fanfare 1989

LUDLOW LAUGHS

(1985, Farrar, Straus, Giroux)

"Born with his mouth in a downward curve, Ludlow never smiles... But one night, a funny dream coaxes a laugh out of Ludlow while he sleeps... Readers discover...that great things happen to affect Ludlow thereafter and they will give a cheer for the erstwhile churl."

Publishers Weekly

Reading Rainbow Feature Selection

ELLSWORTH

(1983, Pantheon)

"In this lighthearted gem, Ellsworth, a dog, is fired from his post as economics professor for acting on his canine instincts. His worries lead to preposterous nightmares about other occupations until he decides to join a lovely poodle in just being a dog . . . Ellsworth is so full of life in joy or woe that he is irresistible."

School Library Journal

IF SNOW FALLS

(1982, Pantheon)

"Agee has created an extraordinary visual treat . . . The book unfolds like a lullaby, fine for a winter bedtime story."

Publishers Weekly

"A small-size enchantment."

School Library Journal