Search Results: "Bonnie Leick"


BOOK REVIEW

BABY BEAR EATS THE NIGHT by Anthony Pearson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Not only is Baby Bear's loss of fear too sudden to be believable, the art pays no mind to his inner emotional landscape and turns what is essentially a tale of mythic proportions into a cozy bit of feel-good ephemera. (Picture book. 5-7)
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Mixed messages and a main character who comes off as less a frightened youngster than a self-absorbed twit spoil Pearson's debut. Read full book review >

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BEDTIME FOR BOO by Mickie Matheis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Quibbles aside, this is a sweet tale for young preschoolers getting into the Halloween spirit. Similar tales abound, so purchase as needed. (Picture book. 2-4)"
What begins as a lyrical bedtime book featuring a friendly, freckled ghost evolves into a gentle rhyming interactive story for not-so-sleepyheads. Read full book review >

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WOLF CAMP by Katie McKy
by Katie McKy, illustrated by Bonnie Leick
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"Children may find the whole episode exaggerated and unlikely; parents, particularly those who send their cubs off to summer camp, might have the opposite reaction. (Picture book. 7-9)"
In a droll and very sparely told tale young Maddie comes home from a summer's spell at Wolf Camp with leaves in her hair, a tendency to howl at sirens and a decided preference for meat—plus the odd grasshopper—over other foods. Read full book review >

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IMPETUOUS R., SECRET AGENT by Jane Leslie Conly
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 26, 2008

"There are too many characters and disparate plotlines for the story to cohere, but the sense of optimism gladdens the heart as the creatures great and small band together behind (and under) the scenes. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
In this convoluted tale, a colony of highly intelligent cockroaches living in a once-famous jazz club called Pop's Corner learns the club is about to be taken by the bank. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BONNIE BLAIR by Cathy Breitenbucher
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 27, 1994

"A rewarding read for kids interested in sports. (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
Breitenbucher, for ten years a sportswriter for the Milwaukee Sentinel, records the amazing career of speed skater Bonnie Blair, who trained in Milwaukee. Read full book review >

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BONNIE DUNDEE by Rosemary Sutcliff
Released: June 11, 1984

"So, with additional texture from Darklis' part-gypsy heritage and the authentic details on period-painting, this is rich, tough-minded, warm-hearted historical fiction on the very highest level: an invigorating blend of action, color, and romance."
"Bonnie Dundee" was John Graham of Claverhouse (1648-1689), the Scottish soldier who led the first Jacobite uprising, known to his enemies (the fanatic Protestant "Covenanters") as "Bloody Claver'se." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPEED BONNIE BOAT by Alfredo Belli
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2017

"A rendition more poignant than patriotic with, at least in the rhymed portions, the cadence of a lullaby. (map) (Picture book. 6-8)"
An illustrated version of the ever popular Scottish "Skye Boat Song," with added lyrics and historical background. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BONNIE AND CLYDE by Bill Brooks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Strangely charming, even the fatal hail of bullets."
Best known for his Wild Westerns, Brooks (<\I>The Stone Garden, not reviewed) moves his gift for high melodrama to the 20th-century historical crime novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BONNIE OF EVIDENCE by Maddy Hunter
Released: Feb. 8, 2013

"Bits of Scottish history enliven the mildly amusing mystery."
A bus tour of Scotland awakens ancient clan hatreds. Read full book review >

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BONNIE AND CLYDE by Clark Hays
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2017

"Outlaws become patriots in this imaginative, suspenseful what-if story."
In this novel, Bonnie's and Clyde's deaths are faked so that they can save President Franklin D. Roosevelt from an assassin. Read full book review >