Howling. Hooting. Crowing. Buzzing.

Real, quotable, verbatim Shakespeare—that babies love

Drivel and Drool makes books to bring beautiful language to small children—and the people who read to them.

An unusual and lovely introduction to the rhythms and cadences of Shakespeare’s writing.
— Publishers Weekly

Our books respect the integrity of poetic language—and the attention span of wiggly squirmy busy small children.

We choose continuous, quotable segments of text, the same words you’d hear from a performance of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream or The Tempest.

But we choose the parts that are exciting for a small child, full of fun sound effects and ear-pleasing rhymes.

We craft a story around the words, so toddlers can follow characters from page to page and laugh at their adventures.

And we fill the story with color and life, from the animals hiding in every rich illustration to mischievous frolics reminiscent of Where the Wild Things Are.

A beach adventure pairs with the beautifully lyrical words of Ariel in this triumph of poetry and approachability.
— Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
With the fervor of Maurice Sendak’s Wild Things on their rumpus…it’s at once sophisticated and approachable, with a whimsy youngsters will enjoy.
— Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
*A Best Indie Book of 2017    *A Parents’ Choice Recommended Book

*A Best Indie Book of 2017

*A Parents’ Choice Recommended Book

Shakespeare’s poetry has stood the test of time, enduring for over 400 years. The Wild Waves Whist stands the test of toddlers: You’ll still delight in its musicality and magic after a thousand readings.
— Lindsey Row-Heyveld, author of Dissembling Disability in Early Modern English Drama (Palgrave MacMillan, 2018)
I’m absolutely tickled there’s a Shakespeare book for young kids. Everybody loves a rhyming couplet—whether it’s Dr. Seuss or Shakespeare, it’s fun.
— Dr. David L. Hill, chairman of the American Academy of Pediatrics' Council on Communications and Media

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