Search Results: "Alison Bartlett"


BOOK REVIEW

CAT AMONG THE CABBAGES by Alison  Bartlett
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"With a persistent momentum and punctuated by flaps that add mystery and drama, this is robust preschooler fare; the yarn-bright explosions of color in the illustrations only add to the frolic. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This fold-out book—from the illustrator of Vivian French's Oliver's Vegetables (1995)—is notable for a number of reasons, not the least for its gorgeous, color-drenched illustrations. Read full book review >

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OVER IN THE GRASSLANDS by Anna Wilson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A melodious and edifying addition to the genre. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The familiar childhood song of "Over in the Meadow" receives a makeover in a lush new setting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

T. REX by Vivian French
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"That's an energizing idea for young dinosaur fans. (index) (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-7)"
Representing all children who must know everything about T. rex, a lad grills his granddad as they take in a dinosaur show at the museum: "How were his teeth, his terrible teeth? / Were they sharp? Read full book review >

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OLIVER'S FRUIT SALAD by Vivian French
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Bartlett's artwork is as lush and electric as ever, demonstrating in the selection of fruit an act akin to picking jewels. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Oliver, who didn't like vegetables in French and Bartlett's Oliver's Vegetables (1995), returns to express his opinions on fruit. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A STORY FOR HIPPO by Simon Puttock
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"While straightforward in approach, the message is an important one: when Monkey tells A Story for Hippo, it becomes a story for everyone. (Picture book. 5-8)"
After his best friend dies, Monkey learns from Little Chameleon how to remember his beloved Hippo "happily ever after." Read full book review >

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OLIVER’S MILK SHAKE by Vivian French
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Big moon heads, paint-box bright colors, a somewhat child-like smeary gouache medium, and a feather-light story will grab and hold the attention of the youngest readers and surely inspire a trip to a farm. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This fine third Oliver title from French and Bartlett (Oliver's Fruit Salad, 1998, etc.) again takes up the themes of exploration and good times in the world of food. Read full book review >

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OLIVER'S VEGETABLES by Vivian French
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Generous and nourishing fare. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Oliver likes french fries, pretty much to the exclusion of all other food. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COCK-A-MOO-MOO by Juliet Dallas-Conte
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"Readers will be mooing, oinking, and eventually crowing right along with this one. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Puffing up his chest and opening his beak, Rooster prepares to greet the dawn with a resounding crow, but he seems to have forgotten how to do it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KNITTING by Anne Bartlett
Released: April 16, 2005

"Still, a spirited feminist take sure to find favor with women's book groups."
An Australian first-timer connects two women's lives through the ancient art of knitting, in a brief, sweetly winning tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HOUSE ON BROOKE STREET by Neil Bartlett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 13, 1997

In his debut novel, Ready to Catch Him Should He Fall (1991), Bartlett explored contemporary gay themes in a shadowy fable-like setting. Read full book review >

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COVER GIRL CONFIDENTIAL by Beverly Bartlett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 13, 2007

"Serving jail time is a joy with this self-deprecating pseudo-journalist."
Morning news anchor faces deportation charges after a series of career and romantic missteps. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHEKHOV by Rosamund Bartlett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2006

"Some interesting material on hitherto unexplored aspects of Chekhov's life, but this one's strictly for specialists."
A peculiar biography that justifies its addition to an overcrowded shelf by focusing on the landscapes most important to the Russian writer. Read full book review >