Search Results: "Bee Willey"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1998

"The endnotes, this time, are perfunctory and too brief to contribute to readers' understanding of the tales' origins, but the stories—brief and lyrical—carry the wealth and wisdom of the human experience. (Folklore. 10-14)"
Continuing their collaboration on collections of stories (The Golden Hoard, 1996; The Silver Treasure, 1997), McCaughrean and Willey serve up 27 stories from around the world, focusing this time on individuals. 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

THE WOODEN DRAGON by Joan Aiken
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"The whole has the feeling of references so intimate that they don't entirely cohere for an outside audience, but children may be seduced by the radiant color and quirky characterizations. (Picture book. 6-9)"
An odd little posthumous tale from Aiken (see above). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RIVER STORY by Meredith Hooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2000

"Debby Atwell's River, 1999), just appreciation for the river's beauty and being. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
Trickling, bubbling, swirling, rushing, a river flows down from its mountain beginnings, past peaceful country and bustling city on its way to the sea. 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

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

BEETLE BOY by Margaret Willey
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Demanding—and riveting. (Fiction. 13-17) "
Nightly, Kafkaesque dreams of a giant beetle plague 18-year-old Charlie as he recuperates from a ruptured Achilles tendon in the home of his girlfriend, Clara. Read full book review >