Search Results: "Ard Hoyt"


BOOK REVIEW

WISTERIA JANE by Amber Harris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A valuable lesson about tact for any age. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little girl who takes telling the truth too far learns to temper her tongue and make up with a friend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALICE FROM DALLAS by Marilyn Sadler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"The clever ending is a yee-haw moment that will rope in readers as quick as tumbling tumbleweeds. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Grab your cowboy hat and boots and saddle up for one rootin', tootin' story featuring Alice from Dallas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOME CAT! by Mary Casanova
by Mary Casanova, illustrated by Ard Hoyt
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2012

"Just as prickly as its heroine, this book requires an audience ready for its sobering back story. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Violet the cat finds it hard to make friends with her new owners' two dogs until they show their loyalty despite her unfriendliness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE-DOG CANOE by Mary Casanova
ANIMALS
Released: March 6, 2003

"Hoyt's closing vignette depicts the girl and her dog, alone at last, heading off for an evening excursion, a satisfying dénouement to a very hectic day. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A girl sets out on a canoe ride and is joined by her dog, then a variety of animal passengers in Casanova's (When Eagles Fall, p. 877, etc.) buoyant outing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAYING GOODBYE TO LULU by Corinne Demas
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2004

"Hoyt's perceptive illustrations in watercolor with colored pencil and ink help create convincing personalities for both Lulu and the little girl and add a timeless, cozy quality that contributes to the story's reassuring tone. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Lulu is a black-and-white, elderly dog who is adored by the unnamed narrator of this gracefully told story of love and loss. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TILLY THE TRICKSTER by Molly Shannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Not many deep lessons here—just good mean fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Young Tilly is not just a trickster; she is a wayward imp of the just-this-side-of-mean school of mischief making. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WINNIE FINN, WORM FARMER by Carol Brendler
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 7, 2009

"An author's note includes directions for creating a worm farm and sources. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Winnie Finn, worm farmer extraordinaire, would love to win a prize at the annual county fair, so she can buy herself a new wagon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I’M A MANATEE by John Lithgow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Pure fun. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A boy dreams he's a manatee in Lithgow's buoyant offering. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE-DOG SLEIGH by Mary Casanova
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Here's hoping for more transportation-themed adventures from this daring (and endearing) duo. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Children intrigued by the idea of a ride in a "one-horse open sleigh" will enjoy this humorous story of a girl and her dog experiencing an old-fashioned mode of winter transportation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIGGIES IN THE KITCHEN by Michelle Meadows
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 22, 2011

"Likely to inspire copy-pig messes in a kitchen near you. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Mama pig heads out shopping. Read full book review >

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THE DAY DIRK YELLER CAME TO TOWN by Mary Casanova
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2011

"Hoyt's marvelous caricatures are worth thousands of words, making this hilarious tall tale not only a plug for books and reading but an outsized winner. (Picture book. 4-8)"
It takes one ingenious little boy to defuse a threat that has a whole town quaking in its boots. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UTTERLY OTTERLY DAY by Mary Casanova
ANIMALS
Released: June 17, 2008

"Casanova's onomatopoeic rhymes may take some practice before they fall trippingly from the tongue, but once mastered they complement the art to a tee. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Otter play gets its visual due in this adorable tale of one little otter's determination to prove "he's a big otter now." Read full book review >