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

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

LITTLE BLUE TRUCK'S CHRISTMAS by Alice Schertle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Little Blue's fans will enjoy the animal sounds and counting opportunities, but it's the sparkling lights on the truck's own tree that will put a twinkle in a toddler's eyes. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The sturdy Little Blue Truck is back for his third adventure, this time delivering Christmas trees to his band of animal pals. Read full book review >

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VERY HAIRY BEAR by Alice Schertle
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"He's a bear of rare appeal, and it's hard to resist the urge to snuggle down next to him. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Outlined in a thick, curly halo of split ends, a "boulder-big bear with shaggy, raggy, brownbear hair everywhere . . . except on his no-hair nose" bounds happily through a seasonal round in this outdoorsy gambol. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN THE MOON IS HIGH by Alice Schertle
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Softly smudged and shaded illustrations focus on the snuggly child and the wonderful creatures enjoying the moonlit night. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Teary eyes and a pouting lip encourage Daddy to scoop up a restless baby and take him on a soothing walk through the night. Read full book review >

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THE SKELETON IN THE CLOSET by Alice Schertle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Offbeat bedtime comforter. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A skeleton, not feeling content in his bare bones, sets out to find some clothes. 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 >

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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

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

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 >