Search Results: "Anne Carter"


BOOK REVIEW

TALL IN THE SADDLE by Anne Carter
Released: Sept. 15, 1999

"McPhail's illustrations have both realistic and dreamy qualities to them that match the story's mood, yet with the elements of this daydream so poorly defined, the fantasy never takes off. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A father is not going off to the office in the morning, his son fantasizes; instead, he's riding the range tall in the saddle, rounding up cattle rustlers. Read full book review >

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BIRDS, BEASTS, AND FISHES by Anne Carter
POETRY
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

"Glossary (19 obscure words); index. (Poetry. 6+)"
Fifty or so poems, grouped as the title suggests and varying in difficulty but generally of high quality, from traditional rhymes and familiar masters (Coleridge, Tennyson) to challenging and intriguing modern works (Sandburg, Philip Larkin). Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: April 1, 2003

"Easy enough to read but without much staying power. (Short stories. YA)"
A collection of short stories, some more successful than others, but whether they are about "real" princesses depends on your definition. Read full book review >

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SCOOTER IN THE OUTSIDE by Anne Bowen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Scooter will win over any fans of big, friendly dogs, especially when his woofs, arfs and barks are rendered by a suitably enthusiastic reader. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A bouncy golden retriever named Scooter escapes his suburban home for a solo adventure in this amusing tale full of comical canine conversations. Read full book review >

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THE SHEPHERD’S GRANDDAUGHTER by Anne Laurel Carter
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Thoughtful and engaging. (Fiction. YA)"
Information-packed but never didactic, this moving narrative describes the life of a Palestinian girl. Read full book review >

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MISTER BUD WEARS THE CONE by Carter Goodrich
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 3, 2014

"Zorro and Mister Bud are quite a pair; readers will hope for more unpredictable but amusing adventures with them. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Zorro the pug and his pal, Mister Bud, pair up again for their third amusingly understated adventure (Zorro Gets an Outfit, 2012, etc.), this time focusing on Mister Bud's unpleasant stint wearing an Elizabethan collar while a sore spot heals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVID CARTER'S 100 by David Carter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"A flap lifter's delight and a sure promoter of early numeracy. Count on repeat visits. (Novelty counting book. 1-2)"
Children will echo a certain Sesame Street character's "I love to count!" after lifting 100 numbered flaps to see as many different cartoon figures. Read full book review >

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GET TO WORK TRUCKS! by Don Carter
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Busy, bright, and fun, with lots of opportunities to insert big-engine noises. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Saturated paint that looks as though it was applied with a shovel—a shovel wielded with considerable dexterity, it should be mentioned—is laid on foam board and plaster to produce a visually joyous celebration of big equipment for young children just being introduced to the picture-book format. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIGHT BOY by Anne Laurel Carter
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Not up to the standard Carter set in her previous award-winning outings (Under a Prairie Sky, 2004, etc.). (Picture book. 4-7)"
A story that imagines Night and Day as siblings at play becomes mired in a muddled attempt to do too many things at once. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HERMIT CRAB by Carter Goodrich
ANIMALS
Released: June 2, 2009

"Cinematic, full-bleed spreads of the sea floor in soft-hued colored pencil and watercolor effectively convey the perspective of a small creature in a big world. (Picture book. 6-8)"
"The hermit crab in this story didn't set out to be a hero." Read full book review >

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A CREATURE WAS STIRRING by Carter Goodrich
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"The illustrations are spectacular, but these original verses in casual, modern phraseology can't hold a candle to Moore's tried-and-true cadences. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The familiar verses of "The Night before Christmas" are set in shiny gold letters on the left-hand pages of this atmospheric interpretation of the holiday classic, while Goodrich's rhymed quatrains set in a modern typeface serve as a counterpoint on facing right-hand pages. Read full book review >