Search Results: "Audrey Wood"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FULL MOON AT THE NAPPING HOUSE by Audrey Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Fans will doubtless be happy to revisit old friends, but they will probably still reach for the original more than this once the novelty wears off. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Thirty-one years after a wakeful flea roused the heaped-up sleepers in The Napping House, a full moon finds the household struggling to get back to sleep.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLUE SKY by Audrey Wood
Kirkus Star
by Audrey Wood, illustrated by Audrey Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"A high-voltage stimulus package that encourages close observation of and imaginative thinking about nature, not to mention playing with print to express ideas. (Picture book. 18 mos.-6)"
This depiction of the stratosphere in its ever-shifting splendor offers a catalog of concepts for young readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A DOG NEEDS A BONE! by Audrey Wood
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Children will enjoy looking and finding bone shapes everywhere and will hope that his mistress will give him more than the offered carrot, broccoli, squash and peas—from endpapers to endpapers, a most satisfying well-earned bone. (Picture book. 3-5)"
What does dog need? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RUDE GIANTS by Audrey Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1993

"Logic is obviously not the intent here; kids may pick up a few pointers on manners, but mostly it's just for fun—and fun it surely is, especially with Wood's outlandishly caricatured giants and prim, righteous little maid to expand the exaggerated humor. (Picture book. 3-8)"
For Beatrix the butter maid and her best friend Gerda (a cow), life is idyllic—until the two are kidnapped by a pair of hulking giants who declare their intention of eating them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SILLY SALLY by Audrey Wood
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1992

"A surefire read-aloud. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The characters in Wood's sunny, simple pen and watercolor illustrations fairly bounce off the page in this exuberant cumulative rhyme. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALPHABET ADVENTURE by Audrey Wood
ABC BOOKS
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Preschoolers can learn the names of the letters as they peruse the fascinating art, created with 3-D modeling software. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The alphabet letters are stuck on Alphabet Island. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A COWBOY CHRISTMAS by Audrey Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"This super-sized volume has a thoughtful design with the text printed on ivory paper with a narrow rust border, adding an old-fashioned touch to a story that will be popular wherever young cowboys hang their hats. (Picture book. 5-10)"
This longer Christmas story is set in the old West on the small ranch of a widow named Della and her son, Evan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BIRTHDAY QUEEN by Audrey Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A sly, though problematic, nod of appreciation to mothers, hidden behind streamers, confetti and a mouthful of cake. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The Birthday Queen does everything possible to make sure birthday celebrations are perfect. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEN LITTLE FISH by Audrey Wood
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"The holistic story bubbles with life's endless cycle. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This charming, colorful counting tale of ten little fish runs full-circle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TICKLEOCTOPUS by Audrey Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"Point made, with raucous good humor. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Life is grim for Bup; hoping to save him from the dire fates of his three sibs, his parents trap him in the cave when they go hunting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BUNYANS by Audrey Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Wood's text is short and direct, Shannon sprinkles his landscapes with tiny details that make his doll-like figures all the more towering, and together they make the best match since Anne Isaacs and Paul Zelinsky teamed up for Swamp Angel (1995). (Picture book/folklore. 5-8)"
It is not widely known that Paul Bunyan had a wife and two children—much less that they created Kentucky's Mammoth Caves, California's Big Sur, the Rocky Mountains, and several other ``natural'' wonders—including, some say, the huge face photographed by Viking I on the surface of Mars. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DEEP BLUE SEA by Audrey Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Despite bright hues, bold graphics and a simple text that introduces sequencing as well as colors, this isn't one of the Woods' better efforts. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Awkward modeling mars the Photoshop-generated art of this otherwise slickly produced concept vehicle. Read full book review >