Search Results: "Byron Barton"


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MY BIKE by Byron Barton
Kirkus Star
by Byron Barton, illustrated by Byron Barton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"A natural for group storytimes, though plenty of single tots will enjoy seeing Tom's seemingly quotidian world suddenly transformed. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Barton (My Car, 2001; My Bus, 2014) wheels out another conveyance—but sends this one rolling past a set of escalating surprises to a high-wire climax. Read full book review >

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MY BUS by Byron Barton
by Byron Barton, illustrated by Byron Barton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2014

"A pleasant ride, dissonance between the actual and described setting notwithstanding. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In an elemental bit of grouping and number play, Joe the bus driver picks up and drops off animal passengers on his route. Read full book review >

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BUILDING A HOUSE by Byron Barton
Released: April 6, 1981

You could almost, watching, do it yourself—by carefully noting the steps depicted in each bright, brisk, clearly delineated picture. Read full book review >

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AIRPLANES; BOATS; TRAINS; TRUCKS by Byron Barton
Released: May 23, 1986

"These will delight the youngest, and have enough meat for older preschoolers and beginning readers."
Four very simple picture books on modes of transportation. Read full book review >

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MACHINES AT WORK by Byron Barton
Released: Sept. 25, 1987

"The very simple images here make the book appropriate to the youngest; its directness is likely to inspire spontaneous dramatic play."
Using the bold, black bordered forms and simple colors familiar to readers of his other popular books, Barton introduces seven pieces of heavy machinery in action (plus people with drills and pickaxes) with a brief, imperative text ("Knock down that building. Read full book review >

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I WANT TO BE AN ASTRONAUT by Byron Barton
Released: June 1, 1988

"A great introduction to a popular topic."
In the bold, beautiful style made familiar in his other nonfiction for young children (e.g., Airport and Machines at Work), Barton follows a six-person crew (one—the narrator—female; two black) on a space shuttle mission. Read full book review >

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DINOSAURS, DINOSAURS by Byron Barton
Released: March 10, 1989

"Scientific names and their pronunciations are given on the endpapers."
Using an extremely simple text, the author of several informational books for the very young—on such subjects as wheels, airports, and boats—takes on the animal world with a look at a favorite topic: "A long time ago. . .There were dinosaurs with horns and dinosaurs with spikes." Read full book review >

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ELEPHANT by Byron Barton
illustrated by Byron Barton
Released: Nov. 4, 1971

"Preschoolers will enjoy following the animal's mutations, and the book's three distinct moods (of elephant image, dream and reality) provide the narrative development."
In a series of pictures without words a little girl encounters a stuffed elephant in a toy store window, two linked elephants on a circus billboard, another on the TV at home and another in the book she looks at before falling asleep. Read full book review >

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APPLEBET STORY by Byron Barton
Released: March 19, 1973

"Well, there is lots of action for those who enjoy following those frenetic visual sequences which Barton borrows from the comics."
In the pop style of his Where's Al (KR 1972) and exhibiting the same partiality for overturned carts and mounting pandemonium, Barton follows an apple (A) which the wind blows (B) off a tree and into a city (C), then down (D) over an outdoor cafe and onto eleven (E) ice cream sundaes whose consequent collapse sends the waiter into a fury (F) and then to the garbage (G). Read full book review >

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THE THREE BEARS by Byron Barton
adapted by Byron Barton, illustrated by Byron Barton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Attractive but not Barton's best. (Folklore/Picture book. 2-7)"
An illustrator noted for innovative use of bright color and bold forms turns in a predictable performance. Read full book review >

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BONES, BONES, DINOSAUR BONES by Byron Barton
Released: Sept. 30, 1990

"As usual, Barton's handsomely designed, brightly colored pages draw the eye as his thick, lined figures work busily away."
"Bones, Bones. We look for bones." Read full book review >

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BUZZ BUZZ BUZZ by Byron Barton
Released: Sept. 24, 1973

"There's a lesson perhaps for those who seek one, but mainly this pop style runaround is just a quick haw haw."
A circular chain reaction of bad temper and general botheration disrupts Barton's primary colored comic style farm when a bee stings a bull "so hard that the bull jumped and ran around, making the cow so nervous that she kicked the farmer's wife." Read full book review >