Search Results: "Alice Schertle"


BOOK REVIEW

I AM THE CAT by Alice Schertle
Released: March 1, 1999

"Children will rush to find cats, rabbits, mice, and T-rexes Buehner shows hiding in the rain puddles of a city street or the cracks of a broken headlight, posing as clouds or doubling as leaves in a field. (Picture book/poetry. 5-10)"
PLB 0-688-13154-9 All aspects of the personality of a cat, no matter how maligned, are seen through a set of witty poems and pictures full of visual puns. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 22, 2007

"A rigorous portrait of a woman of strong opinions who surely should have run for office herself. Promises to revive the old dame's reputation."
Frank, thoroughgoing life of Teddy Roosevelt's oldest daughter, wife of the Speaker of the House, witty Washington hostess and blistering critic of FDR. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOOK OUT, JEREMY BEAN!  by Alice Schertle
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"Here's hoping Jeremy will soon collect some more. (Fiction. 5-8)"
A school assignment to share collections prompts Jeremy Bean to become a collector of stories about himself, which he hopes he can share with his grandchildren as his Gramps has shared stories with him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOOD NIGHT, HATTIE, MY DEARIE, MY DOVE by Alice Schertle
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2002

"Very nice to have a new version of this one. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A reassuring and recognizable bedtime (and counting) story—first published in 1985—is given new pictures full of vibrant texture and sweet energy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WE by Alice Schertle
by Alice Schertle, illustrated by Kenneth Addison
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"The cautionary thread running through this may be too subtle for most children to catch, but it could spark discussions about where we've been and where we're going. (Picture book/poetry. 7-9)"
Schertle gives her panoramic, free-verse view of the human story an ominous tone by placing it all in the past tense. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAISIE by Alice Schertle
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 1995

"See also Anne Shelby's Homeplace (below). (Picture book. 5+)"
A novel in 32 pages. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUCH A LITTLE MOUSE by Alice Schertle
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2015

"Perfectly charming. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Four seasons, as seen through the eyes of a country mouse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ADVENTURES OF OLD BO BEAR by Alice Schertle
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"With prankish charm, Schertle and Parkins cleverly herald the delights of imaginative play. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Mama insists that Old Bo Bear is "World Class Dirty" and so tosses him into the washer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL YOU NEED FOR A SNOWMAN by Alice Schertle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A treat in text and pictures to be read again and again. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A rollicking combination of poet (Good Night, Hattie, My Dearie, My Dove, p. 345, etc.) and illustrator (The Gift, not reviewed, etc.) will have exuberant toddlers and their families following along as colorfully clad youngsters build a huge feathery snowman. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WITCH HAZEL by Alice Schertle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"A thoughtful change of pace for Halloween—or anytime. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Johnny lives with two man-sized brothers who are fond of him despite their careless condescension—he is young, and little; busy Bill and Bart don't want Johnny's help as they chop and plow on their wilderness farm, leaving him to observe and dream and make his own arrangements. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALICE by Hugo Vickers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 18, 2002

"Sympathetic yet free of pathos, Vickers's life celebrates an unusual and fascinating woman."
A well-crafted life of the late mother-in-law of the present queen of England. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE BLUE TRUCK'S HALLOWEEN by Alice Schertle
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2016

"Beloved Little Blue takes a bit of the mystery—and fear—out of Halloween costumes. (Board book. 2-4)"
A lift-the-flap book gives the littlest trick-or-treaters some practice identifying partygoers under their costumes. Read full book review >