Search Results: "Catherine Walters"


BOOK REVIEW

WHEN WILL IT BE SPRING? by Catherine Walters
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Walter's illustrations are scene-stealers, with their terrific evocations of wild landscapes and the creatures Alfie encounters- -bat, mink, wolf, lynx—during his midwinter investigations. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Winter approaches. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLAY GENTLY, ALFIE BEAR by Catherine Walters
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"Softly painted illustrations of this cuddly, teddy bear-like family will enchant young children while at the same time providing a useful lesson for siblings. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When a new baby brother and sister arrive on the scene, a young bear named Alfie must learn how to play gently with them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"The lush nature scenes, populated by an array of lovable woodland animals, fill the pages, but this is a very human story, tempering this glimpse of a toddler's single- minded perspective with compassion and gentle humor. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The cuddly, inquisitive cub Alfie (When Will It Be Spring?, 1998) returns, this time on a quest to find his "missing" baby sibling. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MAGICAL SNOWMAN by Catherine Walters
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Still, this has been done so many times before, chances are good it will last for only one or two readings before being cast aside for something different. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A little rabbit enjoys a magical interlude with his snowman. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MONKEY WHO WANTED THE MOON by Anne Mangan
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"An also-ran next to such similarly themed books as Marcia Brown's How, Hippo (1969) and Kate Banks's Baboon (1997). (Picture book. 6-8)"
This preachy, pedestrian cautionary tale isn't going to convince many children to change their ways. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SLEEP TIGHT, GINGER KITTEN by Adèle Geras
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

A tiny kitten leaves no spot untouched in his quest for a napping space. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BRAVE LITTLE BUNNY by Linda Jennings
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1995

"The crew of characters are expressive and realistically drawn, but it's difficult to read this work without hearing echoes of other stories (The Velveteen Rabbit, The Rabbits' Wedding, The Runaway Bunny) of more enduring interest. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A lop-eared rabbit named Millie lives in a small backyard hutch and is bored with the same old fare of lettuce, carrots, and no space to hop in. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HUNGRIEST MOUTH IN THE SEA by Peter Walters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2015

"An excellent addition to classroom, library, or personal nature collections. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Who knew the food chain would make for such a jaunty rhyme? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ICE-HOUSE by Minette Walters
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 20, 1992

"Unholy passions seethe inches beneath a proper surface: a brutal, literate debut—especially welcome to fans of Ruth Rendell.(I)"
Ten years ago, Phoebe Maybury's hateful husband David disappeared from Streech Grange after his wife caught him in bed with their traumatized daughter Jane. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ACID ROW by Minette Walters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2002

"Even if the convulsive strands in Walters's largest web yet never come together with the knotty precision of her earlier plots, they all show the damning effects of helplessly raging long-term victims thrashing out in turn to hurt anyone in reach."
What would happen if the citizens of a big-scale suspense novel were as many-dimensional as the suspects in Walters's seven striking mysteries—too complex by far to be pigeonholed as heroes and villains? They'd be the denizens of Bassindale Estate, the English housing project that erupts in a violent riot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CELLAR by Minette Walters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Sly pacing and a detached narrative voice give this horror story exceptional punch."
This short work reads like a recipe for evil and may well induce a nightmare or two. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RED SUNSET DRIVE by Jan Walters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 13, 2017

"A solid mystery featuring otherworldly good and bad guys, which primes its readers for future series entries."
In the second installment of Walters' (York Street, 2014, etc.) supernatural-thriller series, a police detective and his ghostly relative go up against vampires in Des Moines, Iowa. Read full book review >