Search Results: "Cathy Ann Johnson"


BOOK REVIEW

MY POP POP AND ME by Irene Smalls
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

"A slight but delectable bit of whimsy. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A baking project turns into an afternoon of adventure and fun for a little boy and his grandfather. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY NANA AND ME by Irene Smalls
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A loving tribute with effective images and broad appeal. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A day of small adventures for a pre-school girl and her grandmother. Read full book review >

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THE WEIRD THINGS IN NANNA'S HOUSE by Ann Maree Mason
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"A nice exploration of one of childhood's minor mysteries, much enlivened by the humor in Wilcox's economical, skillfully drafted illustrations. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Like children everywhere, this inquisitive young Australian wonders about the odd things her grandmother has—a doll you can't play with (it covers the extra roll of toilet paper in the bathroom), a fragile china dog that sits by the hearth, plastic fruit that can't be eaten, garden gnomes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REMEDY FOR A BROKEN ANGEL by Toni Ann Johnson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2014

"Insightful about racial and family relationships and the power to forgive."
A young photographer deals with psychological wounds from her narcissistic mother and father. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN MERMAIDS SLEEP by Ann Bonwill
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 28, 2013

"Youngsters are sure to carry these images into their dreams. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Rhythmic lines will lull youngsters who are fully immersed in fairy-tale lore into a dreamy state. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A RAINY DAY by Sandra Markle
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1993

"An excellent concept book. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
Going beyond the usual water-cycle recapitulation, a well- regarded science author relays information a gifted parent or teacher might share on a walk in the rain: how oily feathers keep wet ducks comfortable while most animals shelter in dry places; why earthworms come out and what they do on the surface (sometimes seek a mate); what happens when a corrugated box gets wet; the reason for an umbrella's shape; the several places water may go after the rain stops; and more. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCARLETT DEDD by Cathy Brett
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"Readers willing to stay with this slow-moving story won't find much new here other than good pictures. (Horror. 14 & up)"
Quirky illustrations and mildly dark humor isn't enough to overcome the pedestrian nature of this British horror novel. Read full book review >

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THE GRIZZLY SISTERS by Cathy Bellows
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

"Her misty landscapes and humorously depicted animals are less effective; still, the bumptious bears' changing expressions are amusing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two mischievous little bears do precisely what their mother has warned against: feeling wonderfully bold and strong, they frighten the beavers and tease the wolf cubs. Read full book review >

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CHICKY CHICKY CHOOK CHOOK by Cathy MacLennan
ANIMALS
Released: March 20, 2007

"The large type and elongated format add appeal and invite reading aloud and participation. (Picture book. 3-5)"
MacLennan's appealing cover immediately grabs attention with five, bright yellow chicks jigging against a brown background. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I WANT A PET! by Cathy Morrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Good fun for very young animal lovers. (Picture book. 2-4)"
How do you find the perfect pet? Read full book review >