Search Results: "Adrian Reynolds"


BOOK REVIEW

REYNOLDS by Donley Watt
Released: April 1, 2001

"Wry details and witty, dead-on dialogue charged with biblical echoes give Watt (Haley, Texas 1959, 1999, etc.) real class."
East Texas novel built on the Cain-and-Abel story. Read full book review >

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ADRIAN MOLE by Sue Townsend
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Some of Townsend's veddy British jokes don't cross the Atlantic, but those that do are funny, frivolous, and devastatingly dead-on."
More satirical diaries of a persistently pathetic English everyman pitches brickbats and sourballs at Tony Blair, Princess Di worshippers, TV cooking shows, celibacy, and the ever increasing bunch of village idiots and ne'er-do-wells in Ashby-de-la-Zouch. Read full book review >

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PETE AND POLO’S BIG SCHOOL ADVENTURE by Adrian Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"While the story doesn't break any new ground, the comforting tale will reassure young children awaiting their own big first day of school. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This cozy debut as an author from illustrator Reynolds (Sammy and the Dinosaurs, 1999) sympathetically addresses the jitters that often herald the transition into preschool. Read full book review >

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PETE AND POLO’S FARMYARD ADVENTURE by Adrian Reynolds
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"He makes it real that this is the kind of adventure a kid could have on his own, inviting a free association with Pete. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The boy and the stuffed polar bear from Pete and Polo's Big School Adventure (2000) take a trip to Grandpa's farm. Read full book review >

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MRS. REYNOLDS by Gertrude Stein
Released: June 15, 1952

"Intellectual snob appeal."
Perhaps the simplest way to describe this book is to let Miss Stein explain it herself, as she does in her epilogue. Read full book review >

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BABY LOVES HUGS AND KISSES by Michael Lawrence
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A cheery tale that is bound to please fans of Baby Loves and enchant a new generation of readers. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Lawrence's lovable infant basks in the warmth of familial affection in this exuberant companion title to Baby Loves. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEAR’S DAY OUT by Michael Rosen
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Pure delight. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A worthy successor to We're Going on a Bearhunt (1989), this rhythmic chant follows bear from his cave—"All alone? / All alone"—to the waves on the shore "By the sea? / By the sea!" Read full book review >

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BIG RED TUB by Julia Jarman
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"Jarman has created an imaginative tale of good clean fun! (Picture book. 2-5)"
This flight of fancy soars above ordinary bath books. Read full book review >

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HARRY AND THE DINOSAURS SAY “RAAHH!” by Ian Whybrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 13, 2004

"Then again, Harry is free of cavities, so maybe bringing a real T-Rex to the dentist isn't such a bad idea. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Whybrow's creations are highly lovable, and that cast certainly includes Harry and his bucket of dinosaurs, but this adventure feels over before it has started, as if Whybrow, like Harry, wants to get out of the dentist's office at a gallop. Read full book review >

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THE TICKLE TEST by Kathryn White
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Invites universal participatory tickling—it's hard to resist joining in. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A mouse wants to join the Tickle Squad but first must prove that its skills are up to snuff. Read full book review >

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THE PETS YOU GET by Thomas Taylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"No guarantee that children will choose a guinea pig as a pet (especially with all these choices!), but the odds are in parents' favor. (Picture book. 4-9)"
An exuberant (and imaginative) little boy pooh-poohs the idea of having a boring guinea pig for a pet…until he gives it a try. Read full book review >

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THAT'S NOT FUNNY! by Jeanne Willis
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Sure to trigger young listeners' laughter as well. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Hyena gets a taste of his own mischievous medicine. Read full book review >