Search Results: "Ashley Wolff"


BOOK REVIEW

BABY BEAR COUNTS ONE by Ashley  Wolff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Brimming with visual treasures and ending with snowflakes—'too many to count'—this joyous treat will reward both family and group sharing. (Picture book. 2-6)"
The season's turned from summer to fall since Baby Bear learned about the colors in his world (Baby Bear Sees Blue, 2012). Now, as he and Mama observe many creatures getting ready for winter, he learns to count. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I CALL MY GRANDMA NANA by Ashley  Wolff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 11, 2009

"A nice choice for school and home, these selections incorporate warmth, gentle humor, a variety of languages and a range of family groupings while they show some of the many things that grandparent and grandchildren can do together. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Miss May's grandmother has come for a school visit, which leads to discussion of how all grandmas have stories—and different names, depending on their backgrounds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ME BABY, YOU BABY by Ashley  Wolff
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

"While the trip to the zoo, full of mothers and babies of all sizes and shapes, offers an interesting subject, the overly repetitious verse and somewhat saccharine paintings keep this from being a distinctive selection. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Rhythmic verses follow the trip of two toddlers and their mothers as they visit the zoo. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STELLA AND ROY by Ashley  Wolff
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1993

"These outgoing, self-assured kids are beautifully observed; depicted in definitive black with joyfully bright added colors, their excursion makes a cheerful, attractive book. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Aesop's ``The Hare and the Tortoise'' is reenacted by two preschoolers racing ``around the lake,'' in what could be a San Francisco park, to a popcorn stand. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN THE CANYON by Liz Garton Scanlon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"Nature lovers of all ages will welcome the easy accessibility of this Grand Canyon tribute. (Picture book. 3-10)"
The Grand Canyon? That nearly 2 billion-year-old, 277-mile-long, and 1-mile-deep "crevice" in northern Arizona? Never heard of it? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BABY BEAR SEES BLUE by Ashley  Wolff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"Imbued with a spirit of exploration, fostered by parental protection, Baby Bear's colorful adventures will enrich repeat bedtime read-alouds. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Inspired by the mother bear and cub in Blueberries for Sal, Wolff creates a gentle story for toddlers that introduces colors and images from the natural world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PEN THAT PA BUILT by David Edwards
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Teachers will welcome this visual demonstration in book form, which is almost as good as a visit to Old Sturbridge Village. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
This historic riff on The House That Jack Built provides dimension to the process of raising sheep to make wool. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOCTOR BIRD by Gerald Hausman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 18, 1998

"Wolff's illustrations are flashy and funny, hinting at the Jamaican setting without fully invoking it. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Doctor Bird, hummingbird trickster and national bird of Jamaica, stars in a trio of parables adapted by Hausman. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOME SWEET HOME by Jean Marzollo
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 1997

"It's a place where there are only nuclear families and no Nintendo64; adults long for it, but children no longer live in it—if they ever did. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A prayer honors all living things, but neglects truths about humans' relationship with nature, and romanticizes life in modern times. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WILD LITTLE HORSE by Rita Gray
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Little horse lovers will be besotted. (Picture book. 2-7)"
The whistling wind tempts Little Horse to venture from his cozy barn to find out what's afoot in the big wide world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN LUCY GOES OUT WALKING by Ashley  Wolff
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"A dog-lover's look at the changing seasons. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Lucy's forays into the outside world give the youngest readers a glance at the typical weather in a northerly clime and activities popular for each of the 12 months of the year, as well as a look at how quickly a puppy grows up. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOME TO ME, HOME TO YOU by Jennifer A. Ericsson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Young readers experiencing their first separation, as well as their more seasoned counterparts, will find equal comfort in this offering. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Ericsson crafts a tale addressing a common occurrence in contemporary family life: separation due to business travel. Read full book review >