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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2005

"Not an essential purchase, but one sure to be popular in larger collections. (vocabulary list) (Picture book. 4-7)"
A young boy is convinced that an alien invasion from outer space has already occurred: The invaders are insects. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Meritorious but ultimately disappointing. (author's notes, bibliography, discography) (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
The brilliant jazz guitarist's life from birth in a Roma camp to stardom on a floodlit Paris stage,is sketched in free verse and vibrant oils. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRAIRIE WINTER by Bonnie Geisert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Little House on the Prairie fans might enjoy this one, particularly on a chilly day with a cozy cup of cocoa to keep them company. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Like Geisert's Prairie Summer and Lessons (2002, 2007), this sequel is set in 1950s South Dakota and is based on the author's childhood experiences. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HAUNTED IGLOO by Bonnie Turner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Still, Jean-Paul's successful rites of passage may strike a response in readers who enjoyed Gardiner's Stone Fox (1980), or may lead them into Paulsen's Dogsong (1985) and Woodsong (1990). (Fiction. 8-12)"
Small for his age and lame, Jean-Paul, ten, is almost overwhelmed by life in the remote Alaskan wilderness where his father has been working for two years. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS by Bonnie Pipkin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 27, 2017

"Although Gen may be hard for readers to connect to, her story is interesting enough they may well stick with her anyway. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Pipkin's debut leads readers on a journey through grief to hope again. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIRST FAMILIES by Bonnie Angelo
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Somewhat arbitrarily organized but constantly revealing and intimate, a must for any political junkie's personal bookshelf."
A sweeping panorama of family life on Pennsylvania Avenue. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUT OF ORDER by Bonnie MacDougal
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"Bravo."
MacDougal's third (Angle of Impact, 1998, etc.) finds the author in ripping form, her writing keener and more glamorous than ever. Read full book review >