Search Results: "Caroline Pedler"


BOOK REVIEW

WHEN YOU NEED A FRIEND by Suzanne Chiew
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Young listeners will readily embrace this warm tale of friendship, cooperation and community. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Is there someone you count on through thick and thin? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A MOUSE SO SMALL by Angela McAllister
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A cheerful story, but others tell it better and with more emotional power. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Molly Mouse learns that while she might be small, being a good friend is what counts in the end. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IT'S MINE by Tracey Corderoy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Sweet and useful, if duplicative and lacking the crystalline emotional depths of Lisa Jahn-Clough's My Friend and I (1999). (Picture book. 3-6)"
Baby Bear learns an important lesson in sharing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO'S AFRAID OF THE BIG BAD BUNNY? by Steve Smallman
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"There are enough bully books around that this one can be safely skipped. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Bullying goes pastoral. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THAT'S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR by Suzanne Chiew
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"The tale is an adequate discussion starter on conservation of natural resources but not so great a story. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A resourceful badger helps his friends find water in a tale of conservation and cooperation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOODLE'S KNITTING by Sheryl Webster
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Gimmick aside, there's not much there. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Country mouse becomes crackerjack knitter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRIENDS TO THE RESCUE by Suzanne Chiew
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Though slight as a story, the implied message of good neighborly friendship will appeal to many. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A group of forest friends share and work together. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUPER-DUPER DUDLEY! by Sue Mongredien
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"Dudley's inflated ego makes him one doggy dud. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A self-centered canine belongs in the doghouse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEDTIME FOR LITTLE BEARS! by David Bedford
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Quite lovely and soothing. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Over-stimulated Little Bear needs another bit of playful nudging to coax him home for bedtime. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS MONSTERS! by Steve Smallman
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Still, its relentless cheeriness may have some parents wishing they'd chosen Frances instead. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Little Bear (no relation to any who have gone before) is very excited to be big and have his own room. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A STAR SO BRIGHT by M. Christina Butler
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Pedler's animal characters, often shown in family groups, have a sweet charm, especially one little duck who gazes in amazement at the star's reflection in a pond. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The star over Bethlehem is the focus of this gentle story of Christmas Eve, one that is short enough and simple enough for younger preschoolers who are just learning about the Nativity story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STORY STARTS HERE! by Caroline Merola
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"Nifty concept; imperfect execution. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A contrarian wolf insists on starting his story from back to front. Read full book review >