Search Results: "Benny Andrews"


BOOK REVIEW

BENNY by Sieb Posthuma
by Sieb Posthuma, illustrated by Sieb Posthuma
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"No bone to pick here. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This cheery picture story, first published in the Netherlands, features a young dog reminiscent of Gene Zion's Harry. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"This pleasing treatment of one man's efforts to bring about seismic change is marred by a lack of documentation of quoted material, but is followed up with a biographical note. (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
The story of a boy who grew up to be one of Savannah's Civil Rights leaders is simply told and illustrated with striking oil-and-collage paintings. Read full book review >

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DRAW WHAT YOU SEE by Kathleen Benson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Indelible. (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
African-American artist and arts activist Andrews was an outsider by birth and politics but not an outsider, or self-taught artist. Read full book review >

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PICTURES FOR MISS JOSIE by Sandra Belton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"A fine tribute. (Picture book. 5-9)"
An African-American boy's success is demonstrated in this brief narrative that credits the supportive mentoring he received from a strong and disciplined educator. Read full book review >

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SKY SASH SO BLUE by Libby Hathorn
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1998

"Through it all runs Susannah's sky blue sash, a simple but talismanic scarf, a vehicle to express love, generosity, remembrance, and the tie that binds. (Picture book/poetry. 5-9)"
A fine picture book from Hathorn and Andrews: The text, a poem, is provoking and challenging, with a pulsing lyric understatement, while the superb artwork is composed of a collage of fabric snips painted in subtly harmonious, unctuous color. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 2008

"Solid, decent, likable and a bit dull—rather like its subject."
The squeaky-clean story of Hollywood's ultimate nanny. Read full book review >

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THE HICKORY CHAIR by Lisa Rowe Fraustino
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A fine story with a theme seldom visited. (Picture book. 6-9)"
In this loving, warmly sentimental tale an old man fondly remembers his childhood days with his grandmother. Read full book review >

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BENNY & SHRIMP by Katarina Mazetti
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 29, 2009

"An offbeat, bittersweet, moderately engaging little fable."
Boy meets girl among the headstones in Mazetti's quirky debut. Read full book review >

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BENNY AND THE BINKY by Barbro Lindgren
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2002

"This is an obvious choice for toddlers with a new member of the family to contend with. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Benny, a round little pig, learns that wanting and getting are two very different experiences in this charmingly illustrated chuckler. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 15, 2006

"Still, this is an attractive portrait of a 'living legend' and a good match with Delivering Justice (2006), also by Haskins and Andrews. (timeline) (Picture book. 7-12)"
"John Lewis was born at a time when the winds of change were blowing." Read full book review >

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HELLO BENNY! by Robie H. Harris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"The visual references that correspond to the supporting facts make this piece educational and lots of fun. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Children are exposed to a wealth of information as Harris (Goodbye Mousie, 2001, etc.) begins a series that will educate children about the first five years of life. Read full book review >