Search Results: "Bee Square"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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

BEWARE OF THE FROG by William Bee
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2008

Joining the rapidly swelling ranks of seemingly innocuous tales for younglings in which main characters are suddenly killed off, this charming outing stars sweet little old Mrs. Collywobbles and the small attack frog that guards her doorstep. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIRST BITE by Bee Wilson
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"With generous measures of grounded wisdom and solid research findings, the book should attract and possibly inspire broad groups of readers struggling with eating-related issues; for others, it may be of less interest."
An exploration of the notion that we can change our early food habits. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

STANLEY'S COLORS by William Bee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A clean-cut introduction to the colors of the rainbow. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Stanley the hamster moves from simple picture books to the board-book set. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROBINSON CRUSOE by Daniel Defoe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2011

"Readers themselves will be in need of rescue from this abominable adaptation. (iPad storybook app. 9-11)"
A drastically abbreviated and uncommonly inept version of the classic survival tale. Read full book review >

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CELEBRITY CAT by Meredith Hooper
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Akin to Hooper's Dogs' Night, illustrated by Mark Burgess (2000), featuring four masterpieces in the National Gallery in London. (Picture book. 6-9)"
When all the city cats gather for Cats' Visiting Night at the Art Gallery, they are dismayed to see that so few paintings include felines. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GOLDEN HOARD by Geraldine McCaughrean
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"Brief, nonspecific source notes are appended. (Folklore. 10-13)"
McCaughrean (The Odyssey, 1995, etc.) makes good on the subtitle—``Myths and Legends of the World''—with 22 exploits by the likes of Coyote, the Polynesian trickster Maui, Robin Hood, and St. Read full book review >