Search Results: "Betsy Lewin"


BOOK REVIEW

ANIMAL SNACKERS by Betsy  Lewin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Further 'Animal Facts' appended. (Picture book/poetry. 5-8)"
In this thoroughly revised version of her 1980 collection, Lewin not only adds two poems, drops one, and revisits several, she replaces the original's bread-dough art with fresh, less-formal, loosely brushed watercolors that capture the verses' humor even better. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOU CAN DO IT! by Betsy  Lewin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"A winner of an early reader. (Early reader. 5-7)"
Channeling the can-do attitude of a certain little engine, Lewin's alligator comes out on top with some help from his friend and despite the bullying of another gator. Read full book review >

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CAT COUNT by Betsy  Lewin
by Betsy Lewin, illustrated by Betsy Lewin
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"The bouncy rhyme makes a fine and funny read-aloud, and both cat-lovers and compulsive young counters will linger happily over the ever-more-populous pictures. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Reissue of a 1981 title (originally published by Dodd, Mead), given a larger trim size and illustrations that are redrawn, colored versions of the originals. Read full book review >

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CHUBBO'S POOL by Betsy  Lewin
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 20, 1996

"Lewin (Walk A Green Path, 1995, etc.) concludes with a picture glossary of the animals in the story, giving the common and scientific name for each, and mentions her real-life inspiration. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Chubbo, a selfish little hippo, doesn't want to share the pool of water he finds on the hottest day. Read full book review >

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WALK A GREEN PATH by Betsy  Lewin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1995

"An invitation to the flora of the world, wherever it may be found, for artists, poets, and naturalists. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Lewin draws readers into a celebration of the green path with brief poetic reflections and full page watercolors of growing things encountered around the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOOD NIGHT, KNIGHT  by Betsy Lewin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2015

"Clear text, amusing illustrations, and a captivating easy-to-read story make this a winner for horse-loving emerging readers. (Early reader. 4-6)"
Knight and Horse follow their dreams— literally. Read full book review >

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THUMPY FEET by Betsy  Lewin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Chock-full of personality and charm, Thumpy Feet will be warmly welcomed by readers everywhere. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Anyone who has ever known and loved a cat will be instantly captivated by Lewin's fun-loving feline creation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GORILLA WALK by Ted Lewin
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"The gorillas appear in watercolor paintings that are dramatic and realistic, for a picture- book adventure not to be missed, and, with the continuing unrest in the area, perhaps not to be replicated any time soon. (map, index) (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
PLB 0-688-16510-9 This true adventure in the jungles of Uganda on the trail of the mountain gorilla will make armchair travelers shiver, and leave the squeamish grateful not to be trudging through mucky ankle-deep swamps, traversing giant fallen fig tree bridges over ravines that drop hundreds of feet into rocks and thorns, and coping with dreaded stinging safari ants. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BETSY ZANE by Lynda Durrant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2000

"A real winner in every sense of the word. (extensive afterword, sources) (Fiction. 10-14)"
A 13-year-old girl named Betsy Zane won the last battle of the American Revolution—the battle of Fort Henry in September of 1782. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BETSY ROSS by Becky White
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"A bit of bibliography and a stronger admission that this is not history (or herstory) but legend would make this a stronger book. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A historical fable, told in very few words, prettily illustrated and rather wonderful in its elegant brevity—except there is almost no evidence to support the Betsy Ross myth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 9, 2015

"These brief glimpses will whet the appetites of wannabe wanderers of all ages. (Nonfiction. 8 & up)"
A husband-and-wife team, seasoned travelers, artists, and children's-book creators, offer readers a selection of highlights from 40 years of careful observation of the natural and human worlds in places near and far. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOP TO BOTTOM DOWN UNDER by Ted Lewin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"Australia's flora and fauna are always worth a gander, but next to the Lewins' Gorilla Walk (1999) and Elephant Quest (2000), this outing has a touristy superficiality. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
The Lewins' latest travelogue offers typically vivid glimpses of distinctive wildlife, but is marred by anachronistic references to the indigenous human population, plus repeated reference to the persistent but wrong idea that draining water turns in different directions on different sides of the equator. Read full book review >