Search Results: "Barbara Seuling"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2002

"Enhanced by directions for several simple models or demonstrations, some experiments, plus more of the same on the illustrator's Web site, this once-over conveys a clear sense of the body's complexity without losing sight of the big picture. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-8)"
The illustrator of many "Let's Read And Find Out" science titles supplies characteristically flat, simplified, lighthearted (so to speak) diagrams for Seuling's (Robert and the Weird and Wacky Facts, p. 426, etc.) tour of the body's major components. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WINTER LULLABY by Barbara Seuling
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"From mountains to desert, from hayloft to underwater stream, the imagery and ideas offer delight. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This carefully crafted question-and-answer book is more than a lullaby; its excellent content need not be saved for bedtime. Read full book review >

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ROBERT AND THE LEMMING PROBLEM by Barbara Seuling
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Just when the little trials of third grade threaten to take the smile off his face, his wise parents recognize just what their boy needs—a puppy. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Robert is back (Robert and the Back-to-School Special, 2002, etc.) and is facing some of the same challenges that most third-graders face: does he want to follow the group? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPRING SONG by Barbara Seuling
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"Seuling and Newbold play this seasonal wake-up tune with nary a false note. (Picture book. 4-6)"
As Winter Lullaby (1998) gives way to a new season, snow melts from highlands, reeds grow in wetlands, new grass shoots up, and cottonwoods bud, signaling the reappearance of bears and skunks, the call of frogs, the construction of new nests and tunnels. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROBERT AND THE WEIRD & WACKY FACTS by Barbara Seuling
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Generous font, lots of white space, frequent amusing illustrations, and a familiar, yet intriguing storyline add up to a winning tale for new readers. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Robert and Paul want to become instant millionaires and are willing to do almost anything to achieve their goal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROBERT AND THE BACK-TO-SCHOOL SPECIAL by Barbara Seuling
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Readers will be waiting for his further adventures. (Fiction. 7-10)"
School is back in session for Robert Dorfman and his friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DRIP! DROP! by Barbara Seuling
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2000

"For children too young for Miss Frizzle, this is a good introduction to the water cycle. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
Super-simple text and cartoon-like illustrations explain the water cycle in this surprisingly informative, easy-science title for the picture-book set. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADÈLE & SIMON IN AMERICA by Barbara McClintock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2008

"The repetitive narrative may pall on adult readers of the well-heeled pair's previous outing, but children have more tolerance for that sort of thing, and the elegant period visuals supply plenty of eye candy. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Still channeling Kate Greenaway in the art, though adding her own vein of sly humor, McClintock recycles the plot of her award-winning Adèle and Simon (2006) across a much larger stage. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SUBWAY MOUSE by Barbara Reid
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2005

"Seen from mouse-eye level, the grimy, wonderfully detailed setting adds a tongue-in-cheek air, as well as making a properly vivid backdrop for this intrepid venture into the unknown. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Bits of real litter and found bric-a-brac in Reid's plasticine subterranean scenes add an air of authenticity to this grand tale of a mouse who leaves his cozy subway station nest to find the fabled "Tunnel's End." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"An all-around laugh-out-loud delight. (Picture book/folktale. 6-10)"
From Anansi the Spider to B'rer Rabbit, trickster tales appear in cultures the world over. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOLLY AND THE MAGIC WISHBONE by Barbara McClintock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Magic, indeed. (Picture book. 3-6)"
McClintock (The Tale of Tricky Fox, 2000, etc.) takes as inspiration Dickens's story of the magic fishbone, filling it out with a wonderful cast of animals and fine, handsome drawings with a decidedly Victorian flavor. Read full book review >