Search Results: "Carrie Weston"


BOOK REVIEW

THE NEW BEAR AT SCHOOL by Carrie Weston
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2008

"Pleasing enough, but not much new here. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When a new student, Boris the bear, arrives in Miss Cluck's classroom, he gets a frosty welcome from the other students, who are all afraid of his "fierce"-looking smile and booming voice. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LUCKY SOCKS by Carrie Weston
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Absolutely top drawer—even though Kevin didn't find his socks there. (Picture book. 4-6)"
This sly story about a little boy and his lucky socks is one of those genuine pleasures that bring an unexpected smile to your face. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT NOISE DOES A RABBIT MAKE? by Carrie Weston
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Though far from startlingly original, it's good for a giggle or two. (Picture book. 3-5)"
All the other animals make very distinct sounds. What about rabbits? Read full book review >

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IF A CHICKEN STAYED FOR SUPPER by Carrie Weston
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"A satisfying rendition of a classic premise. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Like the six foolish fishermen, five naïve fox cubs find themselves confused and distraught when they miscount and think one of their siblings is lost. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CATS ARE LIKE THAT by Martha Weston
Released: March 15, 1999

"In four manageable chapters, this warm story offers an achievable challenge to those moving beyond beginning reader status. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Three fish and a curious cat make for a rambunctious tale in this Level 2 Holiday House Reader from Weston (Bad Baby Brother, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DIARY OF MELANIE MARTIN by Carol Weston
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2000

"Sprinkled with exclamation points, pronounced Italian words ('piazza (Pee Ot Za)' etc) and small drawings, Melanie's journal will tease fans of the Eloise sequels and like travelogues into further armchair adventuring. (Fiction. 9-11)"
This teen gossip columnist's fiction debut floats like a bubble in the breeze, despite plenty of traumatic events and sibling conflict. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DINOSAURS MEET DR. CLOCK by Martha Weston
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2002

"Though only time will tell, Dr. Clock seems ready to rock on with more adventures in his time-travel machine. (Easy reader. 4-8)"
Time-travel, dinosaurs, and a scientist-inventor add up to a simple but satisfying equation in this mid-level easy reader. Dr. Clock travels in his time machine to the era of the dinosaurs, where he meets two plant-eating pachycephalosauri (cleverly introduced in the text with phonetic pronunciation of their tongue-twisting title). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TUCK’S HAUNTED HOUSE by Martha Weston
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 23, 2002

"Slapstick comedy on scale for pint-sized readers, fans will rejoice in this follow-up tale featuring the zany antics of this inimitable piglet pair. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Weston's piggy siblings, Tuck and Bunny (Tuck in the Pool, 1995), finally return for a humorous Halloween escapade. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEA'S 4 BEARS by Martha Weston
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 23, 1992

"A satisfying story that is also a winning introduction to counting- -appropriate Arabic numerals and their equivalents in dots appear unobtrusively in the colored margins of each page. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Off for a picnic, Bea leaves one of her four toy bears with her dog; then another needs a bath to get the peanut butter off his nose. Read full book review >

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BAD BABY BROTHER by Martha Weston
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 1997

"Weston (Bea's 4 Bears, 1992, etc.) emphasizes the older sister's concerns by inserting dialogue into the frames of watercolor and colored-pencil pictures. (Picture book. 2-4)"
An adequate look at the arrival of a baby brother, told from a precocious older sister's perspective. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BUTTERFLY GARDEN by Laura  Weston
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"Best for one-on-one reading and exploration with conversations, this tall and artistic board book brings together mystery, surprise, and wonder for children and adults alike. (Board book. 2-5)"
This debut lift-the-flap book by printmaker Weston follows the life cycle of a monarch butterfly with detailed black-and-white illustrations and flaps that reveal flashes of brilliant orange, yellow, purple, and green. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2002

"Go, go, go girl. (Fiction. 7-10)"
The subtitle and cover set the tone, writing style, and scene for this breezy, fun, lighthearted read that quite naturally folds in contemporary issues of breast cancer fears and the meaning of intolerance. Read full book review >