Search Results: "Ann Bonwill"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FRAZZLE FAMILY FINDS A WAY by Ann Bonwill
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2013

"Crisis management for sure, but resolutely low key and capped by the arrival of a luscious (if, Gammell-style, decrepit) birthday cake. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A family with severe short-term memory issues discovers a coping strategy at last in this mildly farcical outing. Read full book review >

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BUG AND BEAR:  A STORY OF TRUE FRIENDSHIP by Ann Bonwill
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2011

"Apt for the very young. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Little blue Bug and little brown Bear become unlikely friends. Read full book review >

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I AM NOT A COPYCAT! by Ann Bonwill
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 2013

"A picture book that tries and fails to offer a 'unique' spin on the tried-and-true odd-couple-friendship formula. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Hugo the Hippo takes pride in being "unique," which causes tension when his friend Bella (a bird) tries to be just like him. Read full book review >

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WHEN MERMAIDS SLEEP by Ann Bonwill
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 28, 2013

"Youngsters are sure to carry these images into their dreams. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Rhythmic lines will lull youngsters who are fully immersed in fairy-tale lore into a dreamy state. Read full book review >

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POCKET'S CHRISTMAS WISH by Ann Bonwill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"The soft-focus illustrations are as syrupy as the self-congratulatory text. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When his curiosity is piqued by the sight of a snow angel, a little rabbit traipses through the snowy countryside in search of the meaning of Christmas. Read full book review >

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I DON'T WANT TO BE A PEA! by Ann Bonwill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 13, 2011

"A satisfying story of hippo-bird, bird-hippo friendship. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this sweet-but-sassy British import, Hugo the hippo and Bella the bird announce their intentions to attend the Hippo-Bird (or Bird-Hippo) Fairy-Tale Fancy Dress Party disguised as the Princess and the Pea. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NAUGHTY TOES by Ann Bonwill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A refreshing take on the need to follow one's own heart—or feet. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Chloe knows how hard it can be to follow the beat of your own dancing drum. Read full book review >

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LET'S NOT DO THE TIME WARP AGAIN
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for The Here and Now by Ann Brashares

Cover Story: I Weep for the Big Faced Future
BFF Charm: Meh
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: Show and Tell and Tell and Tell
Bonus Factors: Time Travel, The Future
Relationship Status: Hot and (Mostly) Cold

Cover Story: I Weep for the Big Faced Future

I don’t even know ...


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HERE A TROPE, THERE A TROPE
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things by Ann Aguirre

Cover Story: Truth in Advertising

BFF Charm: Maybe

Swoonworthy Scale: 6

Talky Talk: The Queen of Dark and Stormy Secrets

Bonus Factor: Mysterious Loner Dude

Anti-Bonus Factor: Dark Secret

Relationship Status: One Date Wonder

 

Cover Story: Truth in Advertising

The cover is a nice callback to ...


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INTERCONTINENTAL LOVE SONG
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Carnival at Bray by Jessie Ann Foley

Cover Story: Montell Jordan

BFF Charm: Heck Yes!

Swoonworthy Scale: 8

Talky Talk: Straight Up With a Twist

Bonus Factors: Grunge, Ireland

Relationship Status: First Love

 

Cover Story:  Montell Jordan

This is a pretty clever cover—a denim patch in the shape of Ireland is safety pinned to a ...


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BETH ANN FENNELLY
by Rachel Sugar

Beth Ann Fennelly’s latest collection defies easy categorization. It is not poetry, though it is like poetry, and not essays, though it bears strong similarities, and it is likewise not fiction, though the pieces are as driven as short stories. “Micro-memoirs,” she calls them; flash-autobiography, prose snapshots as compressed as poems. Some a handful of pages, some ...


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BOOK REVIEW

IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE AN IPHONE by Ann Droyd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"Mildly amusing, but something of a one-trick pony. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In this tech-savvy parody of the contemporary classic If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, a hyperactive pet mouse named Applesauce goes off the deep end (literally) while mesmerized with his boy's iPhone.Read full book review >