Search Results: "Barbara Bottner"


BOOK REVIEW

MISS BROOKS' STORY NOOK by Barbara Bottner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"While sequels can sometimes be disappointing, readers and listeners who enjoyed Miss Brooks' first appearance will likely be very happy to find out what happens next—and they just might be inspired to create some tall tales of their own. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Energetic, book-loving Miss Brooks is back, as is Missy, the grumpy, stumpy, hat-wearing reluctant reader-turned-bookworm who is her biggest fan (Miss Brooks Loves Books (and I don't), 2010). Read full book review >

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FEET, GO TO SLEEP by Barbara Bottner
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"This technique for drifting off to slumber is surely worth a try. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When every inch of you is bone tired, why not try falling asleep bit by bit? Read full book review >

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RAYMOND AND NELDA by Barbara Bottner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"Even though the scheme appears not to work at first, the story, along with art by Hayashi, gives an easy grasp of both sides of the misunderstanding, and provides a way out for any reader in the same fix. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Bottner's story of a friendship that has hit a snag is a very mild affair, as it doesn't present any new pathways to explore in this already heavily scrutinized terrain. Read full book review >

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AN ANNOYING ABC by Barbara Bottner
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"A is for one awesome, amusing, antic alphabet book. (Alphabet picture book. 4-8)"
What's annoying? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROSA’S ROOM by Barbara Bottner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"A welcome addition sure to calm the worries of youngsters facing a similar situation. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Bottner offers a heartwarming story of a young girl moving to a new house and a too-empty room. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HURRICANE MUSIC by Barbara Bottner
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 1995

"Full of decorative little objects and comic touches (on a couple of occasions, the text begins to break up and fly away), the book's frenetic humor is as likely to appeal to adults as children. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When she finds a clarinet in her basement, Aunt Margaret goes wild and decides to ``study the sounds of life'' (``Holy Faloozala! Read full book review >

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WALLACE’S LISTS by Barbara Bottner
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2004

"Cartoon characters move through the story with vitality and humor a young reader will relish, and a parent strapped with the routine and mundane will appreciate. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A budding friendship begins, grows, and blossoms between two most unlikely characters: a shy mouse named Wallace and a confident, lively neighbor named Albert. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BE BROWN! by Barbara Bottner
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Still, as a first outing for a new reader, this commands attention. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Bottner's simple tale concerns a young boy with a need to control. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISS BROOKS LOVES BOOKS! (AND I DON’T)  by Barbara Bottner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 9, 2010

"In a word: lovable. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Guaranteed to be warmly welcomed by librarians everywhere, this paean to the joys of reading will find an enthusiastic audience among kids and parents as well. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRISCILLA GORILLA by Barbara Bottner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"A precious and precocious primate parable sure to please. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Priscilla is not a gorilla, but she sure loves everything about them. Read full book review >

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PISH AND POSH by Barbara Bottner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Not much. (Easy reader. 6-7)"
Much ado about very little in this incoherently sketchy easy reader. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PISH AND POSH WISH FOR FAIRY WINGS by Barbara Bottner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"A lesser light in the I Can Read series. (Easy reader. 5-8)"
The second title in the series reintroduces Pish and Posh, fairies-in-training bent on acquiring wings. Read full book review >