Search Results: "Carol Heyer"


BOOK REVIEW

HERE COME THE BRIDES by Ellen Jackson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"Gary Soto's Snapshots From the Wedding (1997) is more fun, but this will fit the bill for those looking for a drier, fact-based approach. (bibliography) (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
PLB 0-8027-8469-0 It is hard not to get fussy and a bit sentimental when talking about wedding mores and customs, as is the case here. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DINOSAURS! by Laurence Pringle
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"It illustrates Pringle's comment that fossils teach nothing about the colors of dinosaurs, nor about the sounds they made. (Nonfiction. 4+)"
A book about dinosaurs, from a science writer (Batman, 1991 etc.) with a strong track record, who here may have misjudged his audience. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONCE UPON A ROYAL SUPERBABY by Kevin O'Malley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"The artistic mashup illustrates the value of collaborative effort as hilariously as does the tumultuous tale. (Picture book. 6-9)"
For a new highlight in the annals of Good Cooperation, the creators of Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude (2005) reprise the winning premise and bring back much of the original cast. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"This retelling will be most successful if it spurs readers on to the original. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This simplified version of the classic is a straightforward piece of work, sticking to the grand elements of the storyline: The miserly Scrooge gets his Christmas eve comeuppance from Marley and the three ghosts, sees the folly of his parsimonious ways, and becomes a changed man. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONCE UPON A COOL MOTORCYCLE DUDE by Kevin O'Malley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"This disarming, funny and not agenda-driven dig at the hot-button issue of gender differences is likely to excite plenty of giggles—and perhaps some discussion, too. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Young readers who have ever been forcibly yoked to a rival for some class project will glory in this contentious oral report. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GIRL, THE FISH, AND THE CROWN by Marilee Heyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"A lively story, with pictures that look like an open treasure chest. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Another tale of transformations, about a girl who is turned into a fish and then promised by the queen of the fishes to be restored to her human form if she succeeds in retrieving a crown from a wicked giant. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"Engrossing and original perspectives on a maritime misfortune that retains its fascination deep into the space age. (photos and maps, not seen)"
A wide-ranging assessment of how and why the sinking of the Titanic has remained a perdurable part of the West's sociocultural heritage. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IRON HANS by Jacob Grimm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Young romantics will revel in the princess's fragile loveliness, the medieval pageantry, and the many meticulously rendered details. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-10)"
An unattributed translation of one of the Grimms' more enigmatic tales, in a lush edition with imaginative illustrations and intricate borders. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE, TWO, THREE... CRAWL! by Carol Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A simple but effective celebration of the thrill that comes with moving under one's own steam. Get ready for repeat readings. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
Spare text and dynamic illustrations pair well in this ode to crawling. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CACTUS by Carol Lerner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 1992

A clear, visually attractive introduction by the author of several fine nature titles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNOW by Carol Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Perfect for toting along to the park, no matter what the weather. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Limited, clear text and matching illustrations are the highlights of this offering for active toddlers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BACKYARD BIRDS OF WINTER by Carol Lerner
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"If you are going to daydream, you might as well be informed, and Lerner gives young birders all the needed tools. (Nonfiction. All ages)"
An excellent introduction to the birds found on or around the feeder in winter. Read full book review >