Search Results: "Arthur Howard"


BOOK REVIEW

GOOSEBERRY PARK AND THE MASTER PLAN by Cynthia Rylant
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2015

"Readers new to Gooseberry Park will hope they don't have to wait another 20 years for the next book. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Twenty years after the publication of Gooseberry Park (1995), Rylant returns with a sequel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOATILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS by Erica S. Perl
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 3, 2014

"An uninspiring remake. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This Goldilocks is a kid. Literally. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SERIOUS TROUBLE by Arthur  Howard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Tucking plenty of wordplay into the brief text to complement his playful, loosely drawn illustrations, Howard produces another child-friendly episode, this one with an underlying message about parental expectations and being allowed to be one's own fool. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Another perceptive, deceptively cartoonish tale from Howard. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOODWINKED by Arthur  Howard
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"These illustrations enhance and enrich an amusing story that is sure to please. (Picture book. 3-8)"
When it's time to choose a pet, a young witch named Mitzi requires something that is definitely not cute or cuddly. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN I WAS FIVE by Arthur  Howard
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"A quietly comic work. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Jeremy tells what his life was like when he was five. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HUBBUB ABOVE by Arthur  Howard
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2005

"The United Nations could use a Sydney—most households could, too. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A heavenly quiet on the 52nd floor, high above chaotic Manhattan, is shattered when the new upstairs neighbors turn out to be elephants. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY DREAM DOG by Arthur  Howard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Certainly an ode to dog lovers, the conclusion may leave readers perplexed. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A boy wonders what his dog dreams about. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COSMO ZOOMS by Arthur  Howard
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"Howard demonstrates how chance plays a sweet role in life, and, with a few strokes of the brush, makes readers care about Cosmo and his yearning to achieve. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Howard (When I Was Five, 1996, etc.) taps into both the sheer pleasure of skateboarding, as well as its condition of near- pandemonium. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOORAY FOR READING DAY! by Margery Cuyler
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2008

"Linus and Snoopy would give Jessica a high five. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Jessica worries about everything, especially reading aloud in her first-grade reading group. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STOP, DROP, AND ROLL by Margery Cuyler
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Stop, sit, and read. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In 100th Day Worries (2000), Jessica was introduced as a bright, focused, well-loved worrier in both text and illustration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUBBA AND BEAU GO NIGHT-NIGHT by Kathi Appelt
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"No one will be able to resist the local flavor and sly fun of this boy and his dawg. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Following on the heels of their debut, this tale features Bubba and Beau out on the town for adventures with a whole new cast of interesting friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MR. PUTTER & TABBY CATCH THE COLD by Cynthia Rylant
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A powerful piece of Putter. (Easy reader. 6-9)"
There is a note of melancholy in this tale from Putterland, a place more typical of mirth and everyday adventures that have sprung a leak. Read full book review >