Search Results: "Caroline Jayne Church"


BOOK REVIEW

I AM A BIG BROTHER by Caroline Jayne Church
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"A good choice for caregivers looking for a positive, uncomplicated introduction to a new baby that focuses on everything an older sibling can do to help. (Board book. 2-4)"
A little boy exults in his new role as big brother. Read full book review >

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TEN TINY TOES by Caroline Jayne Church
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Great fun for one-on-one sharing and a perfect toddler storytime selection. (Board book. 3 mos.-3)"
A playful exploration of the body for the littlest learners. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOODNIGHT, I LOVE YOU by Caroline Jayne Church
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"A quiet depiction of self-reliant slumber. (Board book. 1-3)"
An evening routine provides stability for two smiling siblings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SWEET CHILD OF MINE by Caroline Jayne Church
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"This one serves as a gentle introduction to the concepts of day, night and the four seasons while celebrating and cementing the parent/child bond—if only it were more ethnically inclusive. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
A simple, joyful expression of love at all hours and through all seasons. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RUFF! by Caroline Jayne Church
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"Poor Ruff. Busy? Yes. Wonderfully amazing? No. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Industrious dog meets charming mouse! Angry duckling falls from sky! Friendship ensues! And isn't it great that they'll all be together again tomorrow and probably for more overly exclamatory sequels? Read full book review >

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POTTY TIME! by Caroline Jayne Church
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Though its single-minded focus on success offers positive role modeling, it needs to be used with other, more realistic titles (and lots of patience). (Board book. 2-3)"
A toddler shares his glee at leaving diapers behind. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE SMART GOOSE by Caroline Jayne Church
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2005

"Even younger audiences are likely to find all of this too easy, but they'll enjoy the tale's brisk action and simply drawn cartoon illustrations. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Despite low marks for internal logic, this brief tale of a clever goose and a fox on the prowl will draw honks of glee from fans of such similar encounters as Pat Hutchins's classic Rosie's Walk or Mem Fox's Hattie and the Fox (1986). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HORSEY UP AND DOWN by Kei Bernstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"The playful gimmicks will keep readers turning the pages and asking for it again and again. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
A highly interactive, lightly conceptual board book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BABY'S FIRST YEAR by Rick Walton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Even though sweet books on new babyhood abound, this stands out as a fresh addition. (Picture book. 0-4)"
Would this book be best as a gift for new parents, a title to prepare an older sibling-to-be or an interactive offering to share with a group of antsy toddlers or preschoolers? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HUNGRY HEN by Richard Waring
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2002

"Her simple figures belie their sophistication, yet offer a splendid lesson in composition and tone. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Patience is a virtue, but there is also a reason why the admonition "carpe diem" has been around long enough to be remembered in the Latin. Read full book review >

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BUNNY WISHES by Michaela Morgan
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"The text is set in a font that suggests hand-written printing, complementing the series theme. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The creative team from Dear Bunny (2006) pairs up again for another story about written communications that go astray. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I LOVE MY PUPPY by Caroline Jayne Church
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"A cozy read. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
A girl and her dog bond for life. Read full book review >