Search Results: "Bert Dodson"


BOOK REVIEW

LUKE ON THE HIGH SEAS by Bonnie Pryor
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 2000

"This is certainly not The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle (1990) but no matter: it will keep 'em engaged—and reading. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Veteran middle-grade novelist Pryor (Thomas in Danger, 1999, etc.) offers another sturdy, appealing entry in her growing series of historical novels set in 18th- and 19th-century America. Read full book review >

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KENTUCKY TROLL by Juanita Havill
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1993

"In Dodson's lively pencil and watercolor illustrations, the overalled troll is appealingly ugly in the manner of the popular toys; the longish tale makes an entertaining analogue to their recent US invasion. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Young Troll—ever curious about people—stows away on a sailing ship from Sweden and ends up in Kentucky, where no one has heard of trolls. Read full book review >

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KAMI AND THE YAKS by Andrea Stenn Stryer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

A deaf Sherpa lad braves lightning and hail to search for his family's missing yaks in this handsomely packaged, original tale. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT BASEBALL CARD HUNT by Daniel A. Greenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Occasional b&w drawings feature young people with puzzled expressions. (Fiction. 9-11)"
The Lotus Pines Youth Baseball League is all abuzz: the outgoing commissioner has announced a treasure hunt with three rare baseball cards as the hidden prize. Read full book review >

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GRANDPA WAS A COWBOY by Silky Sullivan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1996

"The jacket painting is a little mawkish, but Dodson's fine interior illustrations are as evocative, suggestive, and as unpretentious as the old man himself. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An achingly lovely story of a child's regaining a sense of his family's past. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ADVENTURES OF BERT by Allan Ahlberg
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 28, 2001

"Bring us more Bert, please. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Top-drawer, absurd entertainment from two English masters of the droll. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"A worthy, if a bit ponderous, contribution to entertainment history."
A neglected titan of popular culture gets his due. Read full book review >

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MY BROTHER BERT by Ted Hughes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 23, 2009

"This merry read is both good fun and a dynamic introduction to a literary lion. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Hughes's ebullient poem about a boy's clandestine collection of pets receives a picture-book makeover. Read full book review >

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A BIT MORE BERT by Allan Ahlberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2002

"Readers will walk away with a grin on the faces as big as the one that graces Bert's great pumpkin noggin. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Bert, our hero of the simple pleasures and deadpan circumstances (The Adventures of Bert, 2001), returns. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOU CAN DO IT, BERT! by Ole Könnecke
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"A winning example of less is more. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Can Bert do it? Can he take the plunge off the branch and launch himself into the yonder? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPECKLE THE SPIDER by Emma Dodson
ADVENTURE
Released: July 1, 2010

Driven by dreams of dancing his way to stardom, a self-absorbed Bahamas spider hops a bunch of bananas bound for the mainland. Read full book review >

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BADLY DRAWN DOG by Emma Dodson
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2005

"Witty and winsome. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Badly Drawn Dog decides he needs a new look and ends up in an amusing makeover nightmare. Read full book review >