Search Results: "Bob Staake"


BOOK REVIEW

LOOK! ANOTHER BOOK! by Bob Staake
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"The jaunty rhyme and easy-to-decode words make this a perfect choice for the new reader. (Picture book. 4-12)"
The energetic sequel to Look! A Book! (2011) picks up just where the last one ended. 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

BLUEBIRD by Bob Staake
Kirkus Star
by Bob Staake, illustrated by Bob Staake
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2013

"Like nothing you have seen before. (Picture book. 6 & up)"
One little boy, one little bird and one big city come together in a wordless fable of friendship, school, loss and comfort. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I LOVE DOGS! by Sue Stainton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 31, 2014

"Pleasing pups and a vibrant illustration style make this a cheery story for preschoolers or for children just beginning to read on their own. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little boy travels around a bustling, big-city park observing dogs of many varieties before finally acquiring a dog of his own. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOYS GALORE by Peter Stein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Clever verse coupled with bold primary-colored images is sure to attract and hone the attention of fun-seeking children everywhere. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A fizzy yet revealing romp through the toy world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CARS GALORE by Peter Stein
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"One bright and lively ride. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A wacky roadway of discovery awaits readers in Stein and Staake's affectionate tribute to the automobile and its infinite design possibilities. Read full book review >

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BUGS GALORE by Peter Stein
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 13, 2012

"Squirmy and educational. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A veritable swarm of adjectives, opposites and, ew, bugs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DON'T SQUISH THE SASQUATCH! by Kent Redeker
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 19, 2012

"Pure, disarming horseplay served on a bed of charismatic artwork. (Picture book. 1-5)"
Mr. Sasquatch tempts fate—a good squishing—when he boards Mr. Blobule's city bus. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPUTTER, SPUTTER, SPUT! by Babs Bell
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2008

"Chris Demarest's My Little Red Car (1992) makes a natural continuation for the joyride. (Picture book. 3-5)"
In a tale for tots with topical overtones, an enthusiastic young driver in a toylike red auto goes Zoom! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIGS ROCK! by Melanie Davis Jones
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"The context may be a little early for some kids, but they'll cheer the happy symphony of elements. (Picture book. 3-5)"
It's hard to say at what age children absorb what's going on with music and bands and life on the road, but it's bound to be early given the attention paid to the bubble-gum guys. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: May 25, 2010

"The spring of 2009 saw a host of First Dog books; this more mature work should win the vote. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This stylish, jazzy introduction to both the First Family and their new dog provides an entertaining and simple-to-understand look at the current residents of the White House. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RED LEMON by Bob Staake
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2006

"Pair with some lemonade and perhaps a muffin, and enjoy the depth of meaning behind this computer-enhanced visual feast. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Wildly colorful pages filled with geometrically shaped figures tell the tale of Farmer McPhee and his lemon orchards. Read full book review >