Search Results: "Catherine Rayner"


BOOK REVIEW

SOLOMON CROCODILE by Catherine Rayner
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 20, 2011

"Light and entertaining fun. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Solomon Crocodile annoys and irritates the other creatures in the swamp. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABIGAIL by Catherine Rayner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A richly illustrated story that could benefit from better page design and crisper storytelling. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Gorgeous, lush illustrations strengthen a somewhat loosely connected story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BEAR WHO SHARED by Catherine Rayner
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"Simple and sublime. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Three forest animals square off over a juicy piece of fruit but avert conflict. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE HAPPY TIGER by Catherine Rayner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"An engrossing, luscious board book that's sure to become a staple. (Board book. 1-3)"
A tiger makes some friends. Read full book review >

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HARRIS FINDS HIS FEET by Catherine Rayner
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

"A lovely lesson delivered with a deft touch. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A grandfather hare takes a frisky youngster on an odyssey of (self-)discovery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SYLVIA AND BIRD by Catherine Rayner
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"In all, though, it may impress the adult eye more than a child's. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this quiet tale about friendship, Sylvia the dragon is lonely. Read full book review >

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AUGUSTUS AND HIS SMILE by Catherine Rayner
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2006

"Too bad the story isn't quite as strong as the visuals. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Arresting art props up sketchy, uninspired writing in this tale of a tiger who sets out in search of his lost smile. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POSY by Linda Newbery
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 6, 2009

"Preschoolers and even toddlers may well wish for more substance to support the sophisticated visuals. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A curious kitten tumbles around the house doing such silly cat things as spider-catching and sofa-scratching. Read full book review >

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GARTH PIG STEALS THE SHOW by Mary Rayner
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1993

"Told with Rayner's usual brisk good humor and nicely illustrated with deftly drawn, lively, and cheerfully resourceful pigs: a funny story with just enough suspense, sure to star with groups and independent readers alike. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A welcome return for little Garth and his big family; here, they've formed a band and are in concert with the help of a ringer, a lavender-gowned sousaphonist easily recognized (though not by the Pigs) as a wolf. Read full book review >

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THE ELEPHANT by Richard Rayner
Released: March 1, 1992

"At first he comes close to scoring, but as his account degenerates—becomes long-winded, confused, even tedious- -it's ultimately easy to say no."
A Yorkshire journalist finds himself overdrawn at the Bank of Morality as he competes with the mythic image of his lying, boozing, womanizing father; Rayner (Los Angeles Without a Map, 1989) dishes out loaded material with surprisingly little impact. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TWO WEEK WAIT by Sarah Rayner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 24, 2012

"Ripe for filming, this novel is both poignant and authentic."
Love doesn't always follow the rules. Should creating a child be any different? Read full book review >