Search Results: "Brooke Dyer"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Though not the most irresistibly somniferous bedtime reading, the selections are nonetheless a pleasing mix of chestnuts and fresh takes. (Picture book/poetry. 5-8)"
The daughter of illustrator Jane Dyer debuts with similarly elegant, understated, richly colored illustrations for 21 lullabies from the likes of Eve Merriam, Margaret Wise Brown, Sylvia Plath, and Eugene Field. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAMA ALWAYS COMES HOME by Karma Wilson
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2005

"Yes, we get it, but couldn't you say it a bit more prettily? (Picture book. 3-7)"
A rather ho-hum production on a familiar theme. Read full book review >

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THERE'S A TRAIN OUT FOR DREAMLAND by Frederich Heider
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"The pleasant illustrations have a slightly washed-out look, and everything seems a bit hazy and subdued, but that might be just right to coax a little one into dreamland. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The words to a Nat King Cole song from the 1940s serve as the text for this bedtime story featuring the roly-poly animals and charming children in soft-focus watercolors that are the signature look of Jane Dyer's illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SLEEP, BLACK BEAR, SLEEP by Jane Yolen
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"A good read-aloud for a particularly cold and frosty night, it's just too bad the busy artwork with hidden meanings works against the gentle lullaby. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Mother and daughter's latest collaboration is a wintry lullaby for hibernating animals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SANTA CLAUS AND THE THREE BEARS by Maria Modugno
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"And Santa promises Baby Bear a new chair for next Christmas. Just right. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Once upon a time, there was a clever Christmas innovation on the classic tale of Papa, Mama and Baby Bear, with Santa Claus standing in for Goldilocks. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BATTY by Sarah Dyer
by Sarah Dyer, illustrated by Sarah Dyer
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A sweet, if not particularly memorable adventure in perspective. (Picture book. 3-6)"
How can a body get attention while hanging upside down? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONSTER BABY by Sarah Dyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2017

"While this book doesn't offer a new treatment of this well-trod theme, it's a gentle addition to a high-demand topic. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A little monster becomes a big sibling when the titular baby arrives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MRS. MUFFLY’S MONSTER by Sarah Dyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"This isn't a tale of kids just leaping to conclusions; it's a full-throttle lunge. (recipe in metric and English measurements) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Childhood logic and a preference for the impossible explodes in this enjoyable tale of crazy conclusions. Mrs. Muffly's recent behavior has been most peculiar. Read full book review >

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MONSTER DAY AT WORK by Sarah Dyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"She has it easy, too. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this impish look at adult life, a young monster follows his dad to work. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE BROWN BEAR AND THE BUNDLE OF JOY by Jane Dyer
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"All the animals wear greeting-card clothing and are beyond cheerful, although older sibs may wonder about the whole I-go-for-a-walk-and-a-baby-sister-appears business. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Dyer's signature sunny, summery watercolors illustrate a fairly pedestrian take on the whole new-sibling genre, albeit with series regular Little Brown Bear. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLEMENTINE AND MUNGO by Sarah Dyer
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"This is one to miss. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An imaginative older sister answers her brother's questions about the nature of things. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UPGRADING by Simon Brooke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Overlong, windy nonsense."
Handsome and dissolute young Brit seeks Sugar Mommy. Read full book review >