Search Results: "Bob Barner"


BOOK REVIEW

I HAVE A GARDEN by Bob Barner
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Sweet and sturdy. (Early reader. 2-7)"
Barner's entry in the I Like to Read series features an appealing white dog narrating a simple text. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHARKS HAVE SIX SENSES by John F. Waters
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"A distinct and refreshing change of pace from the usual melodramatic shark fare. (glossary, websites) (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
Paper-collage portraits with only an occasional flash of jagged dentifrice illustrate this appreciative description of how sharks use their extraordinarily sharp senses to find prey. Read full book review >

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ANIMAL BATHS by Bob Barner
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Well-conceived in its simplicity from beginning to end; even pre-readers can follow along. Nifty. (Informational picture book. 3-6)"
Who knew there were so many different ways to come clean? Read full book review >

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DINOSAUR BONES by Bob Barner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Give this one a miss. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-7)"
With its dazzling colors and big, simple, paper collage forms, this may draw fans of Byron Barton's Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs (1989) and Bones, Bones, Dinosaur Bones (1990), but it's strictly an also-ran. Read full book review >

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TO EVERYTHING by Bob Barner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"The rendering of these lines in so determinedly upbeat a manner glosses over their subtlety and beauty, but provides a good first interpretation of verses that may already be familiar to children. (Picture book. 5-9)"
In a quite different approach to the well-known verses from Ecclesiastes than the Dillons (To Everything There Is a Season, p. 1383) took, Barner (Which Way to the Revolution, p. 334) creates vivid collages that are playful, joyous, and happy, even when the sentiments are somber, e.g., "a time to mourn." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WALK THE DOG by Bob Barner
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2000

"Whether walking, running, sniffing, licking, jumping, digging, or chasing, these happy-go-lucky four-footed friends exemplify all the alluring traits that qualify them for the title of man's (and kids') best friend. (Picture book. 2-5)"
From the oversize pawprints on the grassy-green endpapers to the parade of pups between the covers, this alphabetic array of popular pooches will have young readers howling, barking, and growling for a dog of their own. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STARS! STARS! STARS! by Bob Barner
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Astronomy is a vast, complex subject, and any introduction for children will necessarily be brief and even simplistic, but Barner succeeds in illuminating the basics of the field in a creative and satisfying way. (Picture book/nonfiction. 3-7)"
Barner (Dinosaur Bones, 2001, etc.) provides a concise, attractive introduction to stars and planets that will work well for reading aloud in preschool or early elementary classrooms or for one-on-one sharing with a young child. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANTS RULE by Bob Barner
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"A quirky approach to math that should spur divergent thinking. (Informational picture book. 3-6)"
Ants as a unit of measurement? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEARS! BEARS! BEARS! by Bob Barner
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2010

"With its relative paucity of facts, this is more of a bare introduction for the youngest learners than a book for established bear enthusiasts. (Informational picture book. 2-6)"
A survey of eight bear species, some familiar, others likely to be new to readers. Read full book review >

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WHICH WAY TO THE REVOLUTION? by Bob Barner
ANIMALS
Released: March 15, 1998

"A final section encourages children to attempt their own maps; it will be up to adults to flesh out the innovative, but bare- bones discussion. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Barner's idea is a good one: to use Paul Revere's ride to teach map skills. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUG SAFARI by Bob Barner
by Bob Barner, illustrated by Bob Barner
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

"An entertaining presentation of science that's terrific for classroom use and program activities. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-7)"
"I was lost in a bug-infested jungle one hot summer day." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PARADE DAY by Bob Barner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2003

"Though this makes a rousing way of introducing both the year's measure and its recurrent celebrations, younger audiences especially are going to need some follow-up discussion. (Picture book. 5-7)"
From Rose Bowl to Christmas, Barner (Stars! Read full book review >