Search Results: "Bernadette Pons"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FEATHERED CROWN by Marsha Hayles
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"258, etc.) rhyming text. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Flocks of mother birds from around the world join together on a maternal mission in this poetic Nativity story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY HEART IS A MAGIC HOUSE by Julie Jacobs
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"Words sweeter than acorns. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this squirrel mother's heart there are many rooms. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WEE AND THE WRIGHT BROTHERS by Timothy R. Gaffney
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"For a fun take-off on aviation history, pair this imaginative blend of historical fact and animal fiction with Pamela Duncan Edwards and Henry Cole's The Wright Brothers (2003), where mice are comic observers of the event. (Picture book. 5-8)"
It's wonderful to be a mouse in 1903, thinks Wee, who lives with his wife and two mousekins in a bicycle shop in Dayton, Ohio, where they publish Mouse News for the mouse neighborhood: Wee writes the stories, Mama runs the printing press, and the youngsters sell the papers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TICKLE TUM! by Nancy van Laan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Whether or not they will actually consume their meals as a result of this rambunctious tale remains to be seen, but one thing is certain: Van Laan's culinary escapade is sure to leave them smiling. (Picture book. 1-5)"
With exuberant verse, Van Laan (When Winter Comes, 2000, etc.) cheerfully turns supper into child's play. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOUSE CLEANING by Rose-Marie Provencher
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2001

"The best part, though, is finding the little mouse on each page, a signal of what Twilly's next task will be. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Grandma Twilly is sorely lacking in motivation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MURIEL’S RED SWEATER by Dara Sanders Dokas
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"A pleasure for honing observation skills. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Dokas provides a mystery for the youngest set to unravel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCRUBBA DUB by Nancy van Laan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"Pons's softly lit paintings use watercolors and chalk to appealing effect and her artwork saves this story, but Scrubba Dub as a whole doesn't offer up anything new or interesting to the saturated bath theme market. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Van Laan is known and respected for her abilities with story rhymes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILL YOU BE MY FRIEND? by Bernadette Watts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Listeners who enjoy old-fashioned animal stories will appreciate Watts' gentle, whimsical tone, pastoral setting and sweet conclusion, but for many, time spent poring over the pictures will be more rewarding—and enjoyable. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A small group of anthropomorphized woodland creatures have a mild adventure and make a new friend (sort of) in this low-key tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SMALLEST SNOWFLAKE by Bernadette Watts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"If the concept is more than a bit twee, the geography inconsistent and the ending downright sappy, the pictures are imbued with their own quiet magic. (Picture book. 4-7)"
High above the geese, the snowflakes discuss where they will go. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HARVEY HARE, POSTMAN EXTRAORDINAIRE by Bernadette Watts
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"What powers this book, though, are the unpretentious, elegant illustrations; Watts captures the moods of the seasons and provides the right measure of drama to prevent the story from becoming a treacly salute. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Harvey Hare embodies all the traits that make letter carriers such bricks: Nature can't throw anything at him to prevent the swift completion of his appointed rounds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DO NICE BE KIND SPREAD HAPPY by Bernadette Russell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Small gestures have large rewards—everyone could do with a little inspiration of how to spread some happy. (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
Over 75 acts of kindness for kids to share. Read full book review >