Search Results: "Adrian Reynolds"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

ELEPHANTS CAN'T JUMP! by Jeanne Willis
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Elephant may fail spectacularly, but this is a success story through and through. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The old adage that if you dream it, you can do it gets (rightfully) turned on its head in this sweet concoction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO’S IN THE BATHROOM? by Jeanne Willis
ANIMALS
Released: March 27, 2007

"For bladder or worse, rare is the child who won't 'go' for this, despite its unexpectedly low-pressure dénouement. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Echoing the plaint of many a desperate bathroom-seeker, Willis offers an extended series of rhymed speculations about what's holding up the line for the loo. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I'M SURE I SAW A DINOSAUR by Jeanne Willis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Another slyly disquieting outing from the creators of Who's in the Bathroom? (2007). (Picture book. 6-8)"
Willis and Reynolds deliver a sharp tweak to the credulous, as just the rumor of a monster sighting prompts a mass migration of rubberneckers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HARRY AND THE DINOSAURS AT THE MUSEUM by Ian Whybrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2005

"A bucketful of fun. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Harry takes his bucketful of dinosaurs on another adventure, this time to visit the natural-history museum where everyone discovers a little bit of the past and comes face to face with their ancestors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >