Search Results: "Bee Ridgway"


BOOK REVIEW

THE RIVER OF NO RETURN by Bee Ridgway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 23, 2013

"It's not especially distinguished, but bookish fantasy fans who make it a point to keep up with Doctor Who will like this one."
Literate time-travel exercise by English professor and debut novelist Ridgway. Read full book review >

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AND THE TRAIN GOES... by William Bee
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2007

"A fresh, visually arresting read-aloud with a lovely old-time feel. (Picture book. 3-5)"
"Here is the station all noisy and full, / and the station clock goes, ‘Tick-tock, tickerty-tock . . . '/ and the man in the station office cries, ‘Hurry up! Hurry up! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STANLEY THE FARMER by William Bee
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Steady and bright, this will appeal to toddlers looking for comfort, not thrills. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A cartoonlike hamster named Stanley and two other small mammals demonstrate the steps used to plant, maintain and harvest wheat at a typical commercial farm. Read full book review >

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MIGLOO'S DAY by William Bee
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2015

"Whew. There's definitely a new 'Busytown' in town. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Doing Richard Scarry considerably more than one better, a peripatetic beagle sails through teeming cartoon seek-and-find scenes featuring over 65 named characters. Read full book review >

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STANLEY THE BUILDER by William Bee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Nonetheless, little listeners are sure to come back to Stanley over and over, as he explores jobs and uses equipment sure to pique their interest. (Picture book. 2-6)"
In Bee's new series, Stanley the hamster explores jobs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHATEVER by William Bee
by William Bee, illustrated by William Bee
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Perfect for sharing with little ingrates, though the question begs to be asked: Why this and not the original when this is almost a carbon copy? (Picture book. 6-8)"
A remake of Maurice Sendak's Pierre (1962), with a more trenchant ending. Read full book review >

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THE GOLDEN TROPHY by Bee Square
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2014

"The characters are cute and colorful, but they're not strong enough to carry this weak storyline and flawed interface to a first-place finish. (iPad storybook app. 2-5)"
An interactive exploration of what might have happened after the Tortoise bested the Hare. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I KNOW I AM, BUT WHAT ARE YOU? by Samantha Bee
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2010

"The book will certainly please longtime fans, whether or not it attracts new ones."
A hit-and-miss debut collection of humorous essays from Daily Show correspondent Bee. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WORST IN SHOW by William Bee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Just sublime. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Can Sidney win the Best Pet Monster in the World! competition? His best friendcertainly thinks so. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCHOOL FOR PRINCES by Jamila Gavin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"A less-is-more philosophy might have been employed to better advantage with only one style of illustration and less emphasis on the stories about the princes, but the fables remain eminently discussable. (Folklore. 8-11)"
Employing a series of newly created stories in combination with five traditional tales to reveal the Panchatantra's themes, the author hopes to entice children to read these ancient Indian fables. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOB ROBBER AND DANCING JANE by Andrew Matthews
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"A lovely tale for more advanced sensibilities, rich both in feeling and poetic imagery. (Picture book. 8-10)"
Willey's delicately elfin figures and jewel-bright colors have never shown to better effect than in this atmospheric tale of a robber who discovers the difference between stolen goods and freely given ones. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COPY CAT by John Mole
by John Mole, illustrated by Bee Willey
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"A droll piece, and one that hits home. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The title is meant to be literal: Oliver wakes up one morning to find a strange cat at the bottom of his bed that mimics everything Oliver does—brushing his teeth, playing with blocks, watching television, having lunch. Read full book review >