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 >

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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 >

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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 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

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

END OF DAYS by Eric Walters
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A theme-packed pre-apocalyptic story for ideas-loving readers. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
A giant asteroid's on a collision course with Earth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

90 DAYS OF DIFFERENT by Eric Walters
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"Overly structured and flat. (Fiction. 12-16)"
After her boyfriend breaks up with her, claiming she is too predictable, 18-year-old Sophie agrees to a plan that is sure to get her out of her comfort zone. Read full book review >

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THE SHADOW WALKER by Michael Walters
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 5, 2008

"The mystery in Walters's debut lacks distinction, but his prose is sure and his vivid portrait of a largely unknown culture lays a solid groundwork for future installments."
A British police inspector is sent to an exotic land to catch a serial killer. Read full book review >