Search Results: "Betsy Thompson"


BOOK REVIEW

SUNRISE, MOONRISE by Betsy Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"A handsome mixed bag. (Board-book. 1-3)"
From morning to night, various forest creatures cavort in idyllic scenes. Read full book review >

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EGGS 1 2 3 by Janet Halfmann
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2012

"A solid addition to the spring egg shelf. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Writing for a younger audience than usual, Halfmann pares down the text, leaving a math/science book that will have readers counting, guessing and learning baby-animal names. Read full book review >

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VIRTUAL CODY by Betsy Duffey
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1997

"That omission turns the computer journal into an enjoyable gimmick almost wholly unrelated to the rest of the book. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 7-10)"
Cody Michaels, hero of Hey, New Kid! (1996), is keeping a computer journal in his third-grade class, where Ms. Harvey has announced that each child will give an oral report on his or her name. Read full book review >

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HEY, NEW KID by Betsy Duffey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"Abrupt and didactic. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 7-10)"
Cody has just moved, and he's not taking it very well. Read full book review >

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I CAN DANCE by Betsy Snyder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Encouraging activity on multiple levels, a good choice for toddler board-book collections. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
This interactive board book showcases several kinds of dance. Read full book review >

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SWEET DREAMS LULLABY by Betsy Snyder
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 26, 2010

"A lovely addition to bedtime-book collections. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In The Runaway Bunny, Margaret Wise Brown's mother bunny famously tells her little one to "have a carrot" when he finally settles in for the night. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

GATHERING by Betsy Bowen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"The only thing missing in this book is a section on negative numbers, to record the thermometer readings of -34¯ in darkest December! (Picture book. 4-8)"
Bowen follows up her boundary waters alphabet book Antler, Bear, Canoe (1991) with a book of numbers that follows the sun's rays through the seasons. Read full book review >

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 >