Search Results: "Amy Walrod"


BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: July 7, 2009

"Proactive readers with similar troubles may find her strategy successful. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Having always enjoyed "Roquefort and Beaufort and Blarney and blue. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS LITTLE PIRATE by Philemon Sturges
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2005

"A delight for young mateys, at bedtime or any other. (Picture book. 5-7)"
The creators of Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza (1999) spin off an equally inspired take on "This Little Piggy," gathering ten pirate pigs in two rival crews around a big box found on a small desert island. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS WITH A GIANT by Gennifer Choldenko
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2006

"This certainly measures up to Valeri Gorbachev's Big Little Elephant (2005) and other portraits of disparate friends. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The smallest kid in class champions a huge newcomer in this deft, convincing suggestion that size doesn't matter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Though Horace and Morris are largely placeholders here, fans will welcome the triumphant return of this adventure-loving threesome. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Moustro Provolone welcomes Horace and Morris into his new chorus, but Dolores, the sparkplug of the trio introduced in Horace and Morris, But Mostly Dolores (1999) doesn't make the cut—perhaps because she belts out "notes no one had ever heard before." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW HUNGRY ARE YOU? by Donna Jo Napoli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A miscalculation through and through. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Animals plan to go on a picnic in this math concept book that just misses. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DON'T EAT THE BABY by Amy Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2013

"Who would have thought that threatened cannibalism could yield such a sweet and original little read in a market glutted with new-sibling stories? (Picture book. 3-7)"
They'll eat him up they love him so. Or so this new big brother fears. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOX TAILS by Amy Lowry
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Four fable favorites cleverly repackaged. (author's note, morals) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Four of Aesop's familiar fables feature wily fox shamelessly tricking his fellow creatures, followed by their gleeful retaliation, strung together in one continuous if episodic narrative. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BELINDA THE BALLERINA by Amy Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"In a rather crowded corps de ballet of recent dance titles for children, Belinda stands out for more than her big feet. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Face the facts, Belinda has a problem, in fact, "two big problems: her left foot and her right foot." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NANA'S BIRTHDAY PARTY by Amy Hest
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"What an orderly, likable family. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In her big apartment on N.Y.C.'s 86th Street, Nana prepares for her party as she does every year, with her daughters and their daughters, Maggie and Brette, coming the night before to help. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A TEENY TINY BABY by Amy Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"The power and grace in Schwartz's spare style and language lies in the fact that she never condescends to young readers—she just compares notes. (Fiction/Picture book. 2-6)"
A baby is taken on a tour of Brooklyn Heights in this book written for the older brothers and sisters of new arrivals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AGAINST THE ODDS by Amy Ignatow
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2017

"A fantastic hybrid of novel and graphic novel, this is a fine selection for both reluctant readers and anyone who enjoys an exuberant combination of spot-on humor and nail-biting suspense. (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 10-16)"
A small group of young teens who have suddenly acquired bizarre superpowers are back for a second romp. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A NEW FRIEND FOR SPARKLE by Amy Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"A lively tale about the changing dynamics of friendship. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When Cole arrives, best friends Sparkle and Lucy learn to navigate friendship as a trio. Read full book review >