Search Results: "Ard Hoyt"


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

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

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

PIGGIES IN PAJAMAS by Michelle Meadows
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2013

"Piggies in pajamas: pure porky pleasure! (Picture book. 2-7)"
The piggies may be in their pajamas, but they have little interest in snoozing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOME DOG! by Mary Casanova
by Mary Casanova, illustrated by Ard Hoyt
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

"His polished illustrations create distinct personalities for the two dogs, with big, laid-back George contrasting nicely with tiny, wiry Zippity. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In this well-written story, George is an older Bassett Hound who enjoys a sedate life: resting on the couch, napping in the hammock and quietly riding on the center seat of his owners' fishing boat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE IMPOSSIBLE PATRIOTISM PROJECT by Linda Skeers
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2007

"Not a must-have, but a conversation-starter—of particular interest to service families and their communities. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Caleb wishes his dad were home to help with his Parents' Night/President's Day patriotism project, but right now dad is far away—in military service. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN THE COWS GOT LOOSE by Carol Weis
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2006

"Further proof that cows are funny; young audiences will line up for return admission to this show. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Similar in premise to Tres Seymour's Hunting the White Cow (1993), but far from that tale's delicate serenity, this wild romp pits young Ida Mae against no fewer than 26 strayed cattle—each portrayed as a different breed in Hoyt's broadly comic scenes. Read full book review >