Search Results: "Bronwyn Callander"


BOOK REVIEW

HANNAH HABEEBEE MCHATS by Bronwyn Callander
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Another tip-top turn from the creator of Treetop Ted (2011). (iPad storybook app. 2-5)"
The newest of the alliterative Frubeez apps introduces hat-happy Hannah, a googly-eyed lass with a taste for rib-tickling toppers. Read full book review >

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TREETOP TED by Bronwyn Callander
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 17, 2011

"High marks for looks, sounds and overall design. Totally terrific for toddlers. (iPad storybook app. 2-5)"
From Down Under, a deliciously alliterative barrage of sounds and silly pests. Read full book review >

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E IS FOR ECHIDNA by Bronwyn Bancroft
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"While it's not as strong as her first alphabet board book, it does reward the adventurous with stunning images in luminous colors. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
Like W is for Wombat (2010), this alphabet book features the ordinary and the exotic from apple and turtle, to galah and wattle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Reminiscent of wood-block illustrations and filled with vibrant color and flowing dots, each simple image offers much for children to examine and appreciate. (Informational picture book. 3-8)"
From A to Z, this introduction to Australian words and Aboriginal art brings the country to life. Read full book review >

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NONFICTION
Released: June 1, 2010

"Gorgeous. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
One of those rarest of rare birds: a board book derived from a larger-format picture book that works and works well. Read full book review >

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AN AUSTRALIAN 1,2,3 OF ANIMALS by Bronwyn Bancroft
ABC BOOKS
Released: April 1, 2009

"The author has also created An Australian ABC of Animals (2005). (Picture book. 2-7)"
Using a mixture of techniques from her Aboriginal background and her own artistic creativity, Bancroft entices children to count from one to 15 as they view an array of Australian animals cavorting on brightly colored pages. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"Striking illustrations, but sometimes light on factual details. (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
Australian animals are ever-intriguing, and this large-format picture book provides a visually stunning experience for young armchair travelers and their elders. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUN MOTHER WAKES THE WORLD by Diane Wolkstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"A respectful, eye-opening alternative to Biblical versions of the creation, such as Gerald McDermott's Creation (2003), with similarly sweeping art, and a female Creator to boot. (introduction, source note) (Picture book/folktale. 7-10)"
In this more-or-less tranquil creation myth from Australia, Sun Mother, wakened by an unidentified parent, in turn wakes the Earth's animals, gives them new shapes after they become dissatisfied with what they already have, then gives birth to the Moon and Morning Star, who produce the first humans. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DREAMTIME by Oodgeroo
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Verbally and visually, a rich experience. (Autobiography/Folklore. 8+)"
Published in 1993 in Australia as Stradbroke Dreamtime, these 27 stories by an honored Aboriginal writer are divided into ``Stories from Stradbroke,'' memoirs of the author's childhood in the 1920s and '30s on Stradbroke Island off the Queensland coast, and ``Stories from the Old and New Dreamtime,'' Aborigine myths and new stories told in traditional styles (it is not always possible to tell which are which). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"Sobering reading for public health officials and infectious disease students and perhaps inspiration for would-be activists to get busy. For general readers: get your flu shot."
A veteran global health professional explores the methods for preventing pandemics, an ever present threat to humankind. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIG RAIN COMING by Katrina Germein
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 31, 2000

"A strongly evocative import and a promising debut for Germein. (Picture book. 5-7)"
With the bold, dotted patterns and dark lines of Aborigine art, Bancroft (Dreamtime, 1994) takes sweltering Australian dogs, frogs, and children through days of relentless heat, then suspense, as clouds build up in the distance only to disperse, and at last the final sweet relief of rain, rain, rain. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

READY TO DREAM by Donna Jo Napoli
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 6, 2009

"Highly recommended for young painters who will be encouraged, like Ally, to test their artistic wings. (Picture book. 5-8)"
When Ally visits Australia, she takes her art supplies and draws. Read full book review >