Search Results: "Bruce Ingman"


BOOK REVIEW

HOORAY FOR BREAD by Allan Ahlberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2013

"Mirthful artwork and friendly rhymes get readers all toasty with warm, good feelings. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A baker delivers a loaf from the oven to his family's kitchen, where the bread is eaten, slice by slice, through the course of one day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN MARTHA'S AWAY by Bruce Ingman
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"It will inspire laughs out loud from all readers, no matter what their ages. (Picture book. 4- 8)"
A hilarious take on a day in the life of a cat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAD NEWS! I’M IN CHARGE! by Bruce Ingman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Fans of Jules Feiffer's recent excursions into the preteen id will find themselves on familiar ground here. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Unearthing a proclamation that makes him the boss of everything, a lad proceeds to make the best of it in this undiluted wish-fulfillment fantasy. Read full book review >

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LOST PROPERTY by Bruce Ingman
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1998

"The story is not particularly new, but the pictures can be seen from the back of the room; the book works best as inspiration for children to put together their own scenes of comic domestic turmoil. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The mind behind When Martha's Away (1995) mines humor from the story of a family and a trail of disappearing objects. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A NIGHT ON THE TILES by Bruce Ingman
Released: March 1, 1999

"Even more industrious than the nightclub-owning pet of Nina Laden's The Night I Followed the Dog (1994), this ambitious kitty thoroughly debunks the silly notion that cats laze about all the time. (Picture book. 4-7)"
When Martha's Away (1995), her cat leads a busy life, but it's nothing compared to his night schedule; as this companion book demonstrates, once his human falls asleep, it's up and out to study fashion, engineering, and mechanics at the Cat Academy, have a whisker trim, then rendezvous with feline friend Audrey for a banana milkshake and a movie. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PENCIL by Allan Ahlberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Like its classic antecedent, this may not only inspire some creative world-building in budding artists, it also gives the relationship between story and audience an additional interactive aspect. (Picture book. 6-9)"
In this distant cousin to Harold and the Purple Crayon, a pencil draws a smiling boy (previously met in Ahlberg and Ingman's Runaway Dinner, 2006) and names him "Banjo." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOUBLE PINK by Kate Feiffer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Little girls (especially those legions who love pink) will enjoy Madison's over-the-top exploration of this favorite shade. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Madison is a little girl enthralled with the color pink; in fact, she's obsessed with all things pink. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOING! by Sean Taylor
by Sean Taylor, illustrated by Bruce Ingman
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2004

"Good premise, but perhaps more suited to film than paper. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Inspired perhaps by the superhuman leaps in martial arts or Spiderman movies, Taylor and Ingman follow a champion trampoliner dubbed the "Great Elastic Marvel" as he inadvertently catapults himself out of a high window, then narrowly escapes one deadly fall after another thanks to a pile of mattresses, an awning, and other conveniently placed springy surfaces. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RUNAWAY DINNER by Allan Ahlberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"More sophisticated in structure than the classic tales and verses that inspired it, this madcap riff is for primary-grade readers—and their clever parents. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Just as a boy named Banjo is about to eat dinner, his sausage, Melvin, jumps up and runs off, accompanied by the dish, fork, knife, carrots (all girls named Caroline, Clara, etc.), peas (all boys named Peter, Percival and Paul) and so on. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PREVIOUSLY by Allan Ahlberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"The title word's repetition creates a verbal pattern that comes out more clearly when spoken aloud, but even solitary young readers will follow the plot easily—in either direction. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Along the same lines as David LaRochelle and Richard Egielski's The End (February 2007), but using more predictable elements, Ahlberg and Ingman present a set of linked tales in rewind mode. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HOLE STORY by Paul Bright
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"A good choice for budding philosophers. (Picture book. 4-9)"
A first step into the world of ontology, picture-book style! Read full book review >