Search Results: "Betsy Lewin"


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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DUCK FOR PRESIDENT by Doreen Cronin
ANIMALS
Released: March 2, 2004

"All things considered, he has plenty to write about. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Just in time for an election year, the feathered troublemaker of Click, Clack, Moo (2000) and Giggle, Giggle, Quack (2002) enters the political arena, with sidesplitting results. Read full book review >

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COWGIRL KATE AND COCOA by Erica Silverman
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2009

"Just right for the new reader who loves horses. (Early reader. 5-8)"
It was only a matter of time before Cocoa would get bored with barn life. Read full book review >

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PURRFECTLY PURRFECT by Patricia Lauber
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 2000

"A cheery bit of fluff from a pair of children's-book veterans. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Anyone fond of cats and puns will be amewsed by this visit to The Acatemy, pet project of Purrfessor F. Catus of the University of Catifornia, where a purrfect graduation record stands in danger of being spoiled by Dudley, a small kitten who doggedly refuses to stay home. Read full book review >

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BUG GIRL by Carol Sonenklar
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"The cartoon illustrations keep pace with the text, especially the cover illustration, which appears to be Suzanne's first horrified moments as an ant. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In this sequel to Bug Boy (1997), Charlie is still obsessed with insects, and is using his magic Bug-A-View with enthusiastic abandon, despite its obvious dangers, to transform himself into a variety of bugs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A HOUSEFUL OF CHRISTMAS by Barbara Joosse
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"A wonderful addition to a seasonal collection. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A blizzard makes it impossible for anyone to leave, turning an evening of caroling, food, and presents into a sleepover at Granny's house for the whole family. Read full book review >

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JIM HEDGEHOG'S SUPERNATURAL CHRISTMAS by Russell Hoban
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 21, 1992

"Lewin's illustrations, skillfully drawn and attractively colored, make a charmingly imaginative complement. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Plump little Jim, who debuted in Jim Hedgehog and the Lonesome Tower (p. 256), has another cautionary adventure with popular culture. Read full book review >

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PUFFLING PATROL by Ted Lewin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Bird and animal lovers will enjoy this journey to a remote but welcoming locale. (additional information, resources, glossary and pronunciation guide) (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
The intrepid husband-and-wife team's latest travels take them to Iceland to report on the plight of puffins. Read full book review >

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HORSE SONG by Ted Lewin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"Closing with pages of additional facts and observations, this sojourn will not only take armchair travelers to the other side of the planet, it'll make them feel comfortable and welcome when they arrive. (glossary) (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
Visiting another exotic corner of the world, the well-traveled Lewins report on a stay in a camp of nomadic horse trainers, climaxed by a gloriously chaotic 14-mile children's horse race during the Naadam—a summer athletic festival that, after the Olympics, is the oldest in the world. Read full book review >

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BALARAMA by Ted Lewin
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

On a tour of southern India, the authors are so entranced by Drona, the lead Royal Elephant of the maharaja of Mysore, and the stories his mahout (trainer) tells that the celebrated children's-book duo decides to return to southern India for the Dasara festival in order to see Drona lead an annual ceremonial procession. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELEPHANT QUEST by Ted Lewin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 31, 2000

"A winner that transports the reader to an unfamiliar locale full of wonder. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
Following the successful format of their first collaboration, Gorilla Walk (1999), the Lewins share their four-day search to observe African elephants firsthand. Read full book review >

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SOMEBODY CATCH MY HOMEWORK by David L. Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 13, 1993

"A winner- -to read aloud, pass around, and chortle over again. (Poetry. 6- 11)"
In his first collection of verse, the author of Little Boy Soup (1990) catches the school scene, from missing the bus on Monday morning to snuggling in with ``This book in bed,/This first FIRST book/I've ever read!'' In the meantime, there are not only challenges (``Does a capital q/That looks like a 2/Make sense to you?'') but emergencies (``I've gottogotothebathroom/The bathroom the bathroom'' has a comically urgent rhythm), rivalries, romances, and a quintessential ``worst boy in the whole class''—``wilder than a billygoat/And meaner than a pig''; school food; an impossible assignment (``But I'm half wild with fright!/You said to write two pages/And get them done tonight!''); there's also the title poem, an amusing tall tale of an excuse. Read full book review >