Search Results: "Bob Graham"


BOOK REVIEW

HOW THE SUN GOT TO COCO'S HOUSE by Bob Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"It's great to be able to count on something; readers can count on both the sun and Graham. (Picture book. 4-6)"
The sun takes readers on a world tour as it makes its way to each new dawning horizon. Read full book review >

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VANILLA ICE CREAM by Bob Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"Heed Graham: Get up, get out of bed (drag a comb across your head, if you must), and go forth.(Picture book. 4-8)"
Everyday life conspires to change the world. Want to try an ice cream cone? Read full book review >

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DIMITY DUMPTY by Bob Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"You can almost hear it. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Graham throws new light onto a familiar nursery rhyme, casting Humpty as the reckless scion of a family of circus acrobats, and giving him a very shy little sister who bravely comes through in the clutch. Read full book review >

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GREETINGS FROM SANDY BEACH by Bob Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"A worthwhile message presented in a comically realistic vignette with lots of child appeal. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The Children's Book Council of Australia's ``Picture Book of the Year'' (1990) is a delightfully offbeat portrayal of a family of four at the beach for the weekend, with details that are perfectly plausible yet unlike the usual clichÇs. Read full book review >

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A BUS CALLED HEAVEN by Bob Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"The destination sign on the bus reads 'Heaven,' and just so, a little piece here on Earth. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A city neighborhood takes shape around an abandoned school bus as Jell-O takes to a mold, in Graham's tickling, gladdening tale. Read full book review >

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“THE TROUBLE WITH DOGS...” SAID DAD by Bob Graham
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2007

"Graham's loose, cartoon-style illustrations in watercolor and ink are full of motion and humorous details (including a mom with a tattoo and a nose ring), and Dave the puppy is appealing—if not well-mannered. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A tiny, unruly puppy named Dave is the focal character in this follow-up to "Let's Get a Pup!" Read full book review >

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JETHRO BYRD by Bob Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2001

"The quote from Hebrews that opens the text, encouraging hospitality to strangers because some of them may be angels, characterizes the worthy concept behind this deceptively simple tale. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A light, sweet story of a little girl who finds a fairy family in her backyard—and a reminder to save time to notice the unseen world, which to children is often very real. Read full book review >

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“LET’S GET A PUP!” SAID KATE by Bob Graham
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Graham also uses thick, sausage-shaped motion lines to indicate the puppy jumping or Rosy wagging her tail, and several of those motion lines behind a dog's rear will be gleefully (if incorrectly) pointed out by preschoolers as something other than motion lines. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Preschooler Kate and her parents are just getting over the loss of the their cat when Kate realizes that what they really need is not another cat, but a dog. Read full book review >

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ROSE MEETS MR. WINTERGARTEN by Bob Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1992

"Another imaginative contribution from this fine Australian artist. (Picture book. 4- 8)"
The familiar scenario of rapprochement with an elderly curmudgeon gets a new spin: The Summers fill their garden with flowers; children Rose, Faith, and Baby Blossom join their parents each day to enjoy the sunrise from the roof. Read full book review >

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OSCAR'S HALF BIRTHDAY by Bob Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2005

"An endearing family sure to warm hearts and possibly spark a new tradition. (Picture book. 2-7)"
The love and excitement of a family for their youngest member just cannot be contained for an entire year, so they must celebrate Oscar's half-birthday. Read full book review >

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HOW TO HEAL A BROKEN WING by Bob Graham
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"This isn't as personal as Matteo Pericoli's True Story of Stellina (2006), but it will draw a younger audience, and is imbued with the same sensitivity and sense of intimacy. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Captioned by brief phrases that sometimes give way to entirely wordless pages or spreads, this spare episode celebrates the spirit of compassion in a small child. Read full book review >

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APRIL AND ESME, TOOTH FAIRIES by Bob Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"So very charming, touching and heartwarming. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Fantasy and reality merge as two spunky tooth fairies in an Australian suburb complete their first assignment with aplomb. Read full book review >