Search Results: "Anna Grossnickle Hines"


BOOK REVIEW

GRAMMA'S WALK by Anna Grossnickle Hines
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"It's a simple idea developed with special imagination and care—and the warmly affectionate illustrations of the pair bringing their shared experience to life are especially nice. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Gramma doesn't really walk now; she's in a wheelchair. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

1, 2, BUCKLE MY SHOE by Anna Grossnickle Hines
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"Joyous and great fun. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The simple old nursery rhyme is given vibrant life in this incandescent concept book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I AM A BACKHOE by Anna Grossnickle Hines
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 9, 2010

"The author has turned an ordinary (and overdone) topic into something extraordinary. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Like many young boys, this book's protagonist marries an active imagination to a love of trucks. Read full book review >

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EVEN IF I SPILL MY MILK? by Anna Grossnickle Hines
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 1994

"Appealing bibliotherapy. (Picture book. 3-7)"
His parents are leaving when Jamie begins his intensive questioning: Would Mama tuck him in? Read full book review >

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PIECES by Anna Grossnickle Hines
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2001

"Hines explains in a postscript how the quilts came to be, and provides sources of information for novice quilters—but even readers with no interest in the craft will stop in their tracks to admire this tour de force. (Poetry. 6-9)"
Hines (Not Without Bear, 1999, etc.) raises the bar considerably for illustrators working in fabric, pairing 20 new or previously published seasonal poems with spectacular quilted and appliqued piecework scenes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISS EMMA'S WILD GARDEN by Anna Grossnickle Hines
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"It's predictable as spring, but in its simplicity, almost as pleasing. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Miss Emma's Wild Garden (24 pp.; $15.00; PLB $14.93; Mar. 1997; 0-688-14692-9; PLB 0-688-14693-7): How does Miss Emma's well- loved garden grow? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RUMBLE THUMBLE BOOM! by Anna Grossnickle Hines
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 19, 1992

"It all adds up to an appealing story in an unusually attractive format. (Picture book. 3-7)"
``Auntie says it's the angels rolling potatoes,'' and Daddy provides a quasi-scientific explanation; but even though Mommy says, ``It won't hurt you,'' the narrator finds thunder scary, as does his huge dog. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PEACEFUL PIECES by Anna Grossnickle Hines
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 29, 2011

"A poem about two sisters made to stand nose-to-nose until they stop fighting and dissolve into giggles is a truly fine idea—wonder if it would work with world leaders? (Picture book/poetry. 5-10)"
Hines' art is always beautiful; she illustrates her work with astonishing quilts, reproduced full-size, in a variety of designs: In this work she uses black-and-white reverse patterns, mosaic-type images, photographs made into quilt patterns and lots and lots of gorgeous color. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A sparkling read-aloud choice for the holiday time of year. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-9)"
Hines's art is quilted; here she makes astonishingly beautiful images in her quilts and uses them as illustrations for a wreath of poems about winter celebrations, light and dark, in the Northern hemisphere. Read full book review >

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WHAT JOE SAW by Anna Grossnickle Hines
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Gentle and rich in visual imagery, this is a fine, beautifully illustrated story that unpretentiously underscores the value of taking the time to really see. (Picture book. 3+)"
Poor little Joe! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOT WITHOUT BEAR by Anna Grossnickle Hines
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 11, 2011

"All in all, it's a solid first-app effort by a veteran children's author who obviously understands her audience. (iPad storybook app. 1-4)"
Audrey's day is full of playful adventure with faithful companion, Bear. But bedtime arrives, and Bear is missing. Can you help find him? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I AM A TYRANNOSAURUS by Anna Grossnickle Hines
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 12, 2011

"Not exactly a creative leap, leap, leap for Hines, but a broadly popular topic enhanced with light brushes of fact, wrapped in family warmth and presented in a comfortably formulaic way. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Second time's also a charm for this close cousin to I Am a Backhoe (2010). Read full book review >