Search Results: "Bob Marstall"


BOOK REVIEW

CROWS! by Laurence Pringle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"His closing point, that crows should not be categorized as helpful or harmful (they can be both), but 'simply part of nature,' is a thought worth provoking. (afterword) (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-8)"
Pringle complements Listen to the Crows (1976), his old standard look at crow communication, with a wider-angled introduction to these wily birds for younger readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ON DUCK POND by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"Another fine entry for a 'sense of wonder' collection. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The splash and chatter of a raft of ducks temporarily disrupts the peace of a wildlife-filled pond. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"EWSLUGp1997. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
The author of many fine science titles here presents the saga of a dragonfly, born in a swamp in upstate New York and destined to travel to Florida to fertilize eggs and die. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUSANNAH AND THE PURPLE MONGOOSE MYSTERY by Patricia Elmore
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1992

"The jacket painting shows Susannah as African-American; other illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Third in a series of mysteries solved by a multiethnic trio of sixth-grade detectives in Oakland, California. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ON BIRD HILL by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"An imaginative and original depiction of one of life's everyday miracles. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A young dog-walker recalls the memorable experience of watching a chick hatch. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"A superb, well-researched book that finds extraordinary science in the everyday life of a butterfly. (maps, diagrams, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A migration flight from New England to Mexico and back again would be impressive for a large goose; for a monarch butterfly, it's nothing short of miraculous. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIRE IN THE FOREST by Laurence Pringle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"This neither updates nor replaces that title, but it is a worthy companion to it. (further reading) (Picture book/nonfiction. 10-12)"
Marstall's wondrous landscape paintings are reason enough to own this work, subtitled ``A Cycle of Growth and Renewal,'' about the 1988 fires that burned nearly a third of Yellowstone National Park. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE DAY IN THE PRAIRIE by Richard Cowdrey
NATURE
Released: Oct. 9, 1986

"Index."
A fine novelist (her Julie of the Wolves won a Newbery) and naturalist describes a day's events in an Oklahoma wildlife refuge. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DON'T PLAY WITH YOUR FOOD! by Bob Shea
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Children often see themselves as the underdog in an adultcentric world; they'll be rooting for the bunnies (all three…no wait, 72 of them). (Picture book. 3-6)"
Buddy is one cranky, hungry monster. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY PET BOOK by Bob Staake
by Bob Staake, illustrated by Bob Staake
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 22, 2014

"One of Staake's sillier, more ebullient outings—and that's saying something. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this cheer for books and reading, a boy wants a pet—but one that's easy, lacks fleas and won't run away. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RACER DOGS by Bob Kolar
by Bob Kolar, illustrated by Bob Kolar
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"Checkerboard endpapers show each doggie driver identified by name, including two female drivers, with one named Bingo—the only dog smart enough to read her map. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Kolar (A Cat and a Dog, not reviewed, etc.) illustrates his busy scenes of canines cruising in cars in a cool palette of blues, grays, and citrus shades, with cartoon-style characters in a retro style and flat perspective similar to that of J.otto Seibold's Mr. Lunch books. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RACE YOU TO BED by Bob Shea
by Bob Shea, illustrated by Bob Shea
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"To sleep! (Picture book. 3-6)"
A hyperactive, saucer-eyed rabbit challenges readers to a race to bed and runs into a gamut of unexpected animals, people and predicaments along the way. Read full book review >