Search Results: "Axel Scheffler"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BIG BALLOON by Axel Scheffler
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"A mild, recognizable adventure for toddlers. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Bright, brief, undeniably cute but still rather bland, Pip and Posy's (The Scary Monster, 2012, etc.) third adventure involves a mishap with a red balloon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLE PUDDLE by Axel Scheffler
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 27, 2011

"A cozy 'playdate.' (Picture book. 3-5)"
Behavior modeling for the almost potty-trained, with some decidedly odd developments between its padded covers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SCARY MONSTER by Axel Scheffler
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"Not the best exploration of a friendly twosome—stick with Mr. Putter and Tabby or George and Martha. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Pip and Posy are back in an oddly flat tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TABBY MCTAT, THE MUSICAL CAT by Julia Donaldson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2012

"'MEEE-EW and the old guitar, / How PURRRR-fectly happy we are.' Sounds like a hit. (Picture book. 2-7)"
A musical cat—what's better than that? Read full book review >

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THE SPIFFIEST GIANT IN TOWN by Julia Donaldson
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

Never was a striptease worked to more beneficent ends as when George the humble and sartorially challenged giant starts taking it off, piece by piece. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROOM ON THE BROOM by Julia Donaldson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Effective use of brilliant colors set against well-conceived backgrounds detail the story without need for text—but with it, the story—and the broom—take off. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Each time the witch loses something in the windy weather, she and her cat are introduced to a new friend who loves flying on her broom. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A SQUASH AND A SQUEEZE by Julia Donaldson
ANIMALS
Released: April 30, 1993

"Where funds permit, a worthy addition. (Picture book. 3-8)"
You may not think you need yet another version of the tale about someone realizing that her house is actually big enough to accommodate a whole slew of animals, after crowding them in—one by one—on the advice of a wise man (he looks as much like a vicar as a rabbi here). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUPERWORM by Julia Donaldson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"Silly and slimy—superfun! (Picture book. 5-8)"
Toads and insects give a shout, and Superworm will help you out! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FISH WHO CRIED WOLF by Julia Donaldson
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

"Clever. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A surprise ending and an undersea setting update this classic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE’S MY MOM? by Julia Donaldson
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"Children will enjoy the humorous details in the drawings, while adults will enjoy a different take on the lost-child theme. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In a picture book sure to be a pleaser at storytime, Donaldson takes the oft-written theme of a lost child and tweaks it by lightly basing the rhythmic speech on that of the tune, "Hush Little Baby." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FARM by Axel Scheffler
by Axel Scheffler, illustrated by Axel Scheffler, developed by Nosy Crow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2012

"If Old MacDonald had an iPad, this might be his favorite book. (iPad storybook app. 6 mos.-3)"
A winning interactive farm adventure that's sure to appeal to babies and toddlers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLIP FLAP FARM by Nosy Crow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Bold colors, phonetically zippy rhymes, sturdy book construction and countless creature combinations are a winning formula for beginning readers and storytimers. (Picture book. 3-5)"
"What crazy creatures will you meet today?" Read full book review >