Praise for A Hen For Izzy Pippik

“This is a book to savor and reread …”

Booklist, February 2012





Praise for Bagels from Benny

“The book is a little masterpiece”

Teacher Magazine, Oct. 2003

Praise for Aubrey’s Storytelling

“Aubrey was absolutely magical, enchanting, and captivating. In fact, one of our Rabbis stated that he was the best storyteller that he has ever heard!”

Rachel Kamin, Director, Temple Israel Libraries & Media Center, West Bloomfield MI


“Aubrey Davis defies superlatives. His repertoire is amazing and his ability to hold the audience’s attention is legendary. He can tell stories to preschoolers and elementary school students as well as their parents….He is very creative and chooses his stories to match the audience in front of him. The adults (teachers, parents, older students) were as mesmerized as were the children. “

Penny Fransblow, Head: Norman Berman Children’s Library, Montreal, April 2012

Bone Button Borscht

“It is a cheering experience to discover such a good picture book.”

Quill & Quire, Starred Review, June 1995


Aubrey Davis, illustrated by Dušan Petričić.  Toronto: Kids Can Press, Ltd., 1995.

On a dark winter’s night, a ragged beggar dreams of a warm hearth and a delicious meal—and sets out to find just that. In this retelling of the classic folk tale “Stone Soup,” a stranger teaches the poor villagers what can be accomplished with a few buttons and a little cooperation. With repeated reading and reflection, this bottomless tale could teach us all a whole lot more.


“Davis infuses his story with a playful good humour that will make Bone Button Borscht a delightful story to read and a rollicking good story to tell.”

Canadian Children’s Book Centre News, 1995



IBBY Honour List, illustration


Junior Library Guild Selection


Alcuin Society Book Design Award winner, First Prize


Notable Canadian Fiction for Children, Canadian School Library Association and Canadian Association of Children’s Librarians