Search Results: "Bryan Langdo"


BOOK REVIEW

TORNADO SLIM AND THE MAGIC COWBOY HAT by Bryan Langdo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"An ebullient and refreshing venture Out West. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Colloquially told, with an epistolary twist, this Western tall tale of guileless cowboy Slim, who finds himself thrust into the role of a hero, packs a lot of charm. Read full book review >

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THE DOG WHO LOVED THE GOOD LIFE by Bryan Langdo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Langdo's meltingly affectionate artwork, and the fact that Jake really does deserve his fate. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Jake is a cute and cuddly dog who believes his station in life is unbefitting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MUMMY MATH by Cindy Neuschwander
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"Attempting to be both entertaining story and teaching text makes this fall a little flat and the whole premise is silly. (Picture book. 8-11)"
Amateur archeology sleuths follow geometric clues to find a pharaoh's mummy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SALAD PIE by Wendy BooydeGraaff
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Warm and winning. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The park is the perfect place for culinary imagination—and friendship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2009

"Although a nod or two are given to metric measurements, this French cooking school inexplicably uses English units as well, misrepresenting the near-universality of metrics as an international system. (Picture book. 7-10)"
The Zills twins are off to Paris with their family, and their success with brownies leads their father to suggest they try cooking school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ASHLEY BRYAN by Ashley  Bryan
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 6, 2009

"When he concludes, 'I've enjoyed walking the island with you,' readers will believe him. (Autobiography. 9 & up)"
A joyous photo of the author with outstretched arms on the cover invites readers to join him on a walk through his life, present and past. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MR. TANNER by Harry Chapin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"There's inspiration in the refrain: 'He didn't know how well he sang. It just made him whole.' (Picture book. 3-7)"
One of Chapin's songs is brought to life in this book about facing criticism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIAMOND JIM DANDY AND THE SHERIFF by Sarah Burell
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2010

"A valuable message delivered in a droll package. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Is Dustpan, Texas, big enough for both the sheriff and a rattlesnake? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BEST TIME OF DAY by Eileen Spinelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Great as a springboard for group sharing. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Each segment of the day is special to someone in this rural outing from Spinelli. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOE CINDERS by Marianne Mitchell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Mitchell is sure to accomplish her goal of 'roping in readers' with this winner. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This is a knee-slapping, rootin'-tootin' Wild West version of the classic Cinderella tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HERO DAD by Melinda Hardin
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"Next, can we please have a Hero Mom to make a matched set? (Picture book. 3-6)"
What makes a superhero? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PATTERNS IN PERU by Cindy Neuschwander
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"All in all a disappointment, although it does fill a gap in the shelf for this concept. (Picture book. 6-9)"
This latest mathematical adventure explores patterning. Read full book review >