Books by Bernard Lodge

CUSTARD SURPRISE by Bernard Lodge
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2007

This I Can Read series entry hits bottom, and just might have Ursula Nordstrom hurling thunderbolts from her office in heaven. Read full book review >
MOULDYLOCKS by Bernard Lodge
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Lodge's illustrations have the look of woodcuts, with thick lines and evenly applied color; Mouldylocks, curly hair wriggling beneath pointed black hat like spinach linguini, makes an earnest foil for her mercurial friends. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A surprise birthday party for Mouldylocks the young witch deteriorates into amusing, wizardly warfare when her three adult hosts take to cheating at the games. Read full book review >
NOAH MAKES A BOAT by Pippa Goodhart
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Diverting. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Another attempt at the oft-told story of Noah's Ark. Read full book review >
TANGLEBIRD by Bernard Lodge
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"The lesson about channeling chaos into creativity may be somewhat muted, but manipulated; children will like Tanglebird's triumph over those who once mocked him. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Detailed woodcuts colored in soft pastels add visual interest to this didactic story. Read full book review >
SONGS FOR SURVIVAL by Nikki Siegen-Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1996

"Despite scattered glosses and a brief note at the end, readers infer only hints of each culture's individual character, but the universal sense that Earth is powerful in some ways and fragile in others comes through clearly. (Anthology/folklore. 6-10)"
A handsomely packaged collection of lyrics and proverbs, subtitled ``Songs and Chants From Tribal Peoples Around the World,'' gathered from several dozen endangered cultures. Read full book review >
GRANDMA WENT TO MARKET by Stella Blackstone
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 1996

"If the verse lacks poetic acrobatics, it is aerodynamic enough to keep the book, and Grandma's escapades, in flight. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Subtitled ``A Round-the-World Counting Rhyme,'' Blackstone's first book opens with the purchase of a flying Turkish carpet that helps transform Grandma into an international shopper. Read full book review >