Search Results: "Charise Myngheer"


BOOK REVIEW

WHAT DOES MY TEDDY BEAR DO ALL NIGHT? by Bruno Hächler
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"The inclusion of an energetic mouse pair in nearly every illustration adds a touch of whimsy to the pictures. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This companion tale to the team's What Does My Teddy Bear Do All Day? (2004) offers toddlers a peek at the nighttime antics of their favorite stuffed animals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARK’S MESSY ROOM by Géraldine Elschner
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"While the story is a bit forced, the illustrations add what's needed to lighten the feeling of it being a lesson in tidiness—and Carlo does have a winning smile. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Carlo, the marmalade tabby cat, is tired of living in Mark's overly messy room and strikes out on his own. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIKO by Brigitte Weninger
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2005

"Kind and smart. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Reluctant to give up his nearly perfect day, a young mouse refuses his mother's insistence that it's bath time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAX’S MAGIC SEEDS by Géraldine Elschner
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2007

"Corderoch's elaborate watercolor illustrations greatly enhance Elschner's straightforward tale, whose prose might be out of reach for younger readers. (Picture book. 6-9)"
A special gift makes a boy a local celebrity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHLOE AND THE MAGIC BATON by Julie Litty
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2006

"Better luck next time.' (Picture book. 5-8)"
In the hands of a more competent translator, this beautifully illustrated book might have been a winner. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT DOES MY TEDDY BEAR DO ALL DAY? by Bruno Hächler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"This will tickle the imagination of any youngster who's ever wondered what toys are up to when unobserved. (Picture book. 3-6)"
While holding her teddy bear aloft, one pig-tailed girl ponders, "I wonder what he does all day when I am off at school." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRINCESS PATTY MEETS HER MATCH by Charise Mericle Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 9, 2014

"This proactive princess will captivate readers with her charmingly unconventional tale. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When her Prince Charming fails to materialize, Princess Patty takes matters into her own hands. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HENRY'S HEART by Charise Mericle Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 22, 2011

"The story should please those hopeful readers who are puppy-starved themselves, while the learning hidden within should set parents' and educators' hearts aflutter. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Tongue-in-cheek, label-happy humor reminiscent of Mélanie Watts abounds in Harper's latest, a genius pairing of fiction and nonfiction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GOOD FOR NOTHING BUTTON by Charise Mericle Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Here's hoping Harper will oblige with more stories starring these birds. (Early reader. 6-8)"
Three silly birds with the same wacky sense of the absurd as Elephant and Piggie are likely to be a hit with Mo Willems fans. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"What, you ask, is a chamber pot? / Well, here are things that it is not. / It's not a pot to keep your money, / pretty flowers, toys, or honey." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DREAMER, WISHER, LIAR by Charise Mericle Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2014

"Amusing, heartfelt time travel about friends and wishes—old and new. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Bracing for a lonely summer, Ash is surprised when the little girl she babysits and some unexpected time travel open new horizons. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2004

"For some children, that might be enough; most will prefer the more engaging sorts of encounters found in the likes of Ed Emberley's Go Away, Big Green Monster (1992) or Linda Ashman's Essential Worldwide Monster Guide, illustrated by David Small (2003). (Picture book. 6-8)"
Strong patterns and knockout colors in Harper's stylized art give this gallery of Wild Things an arresting look—but the pedestrian accompanying captions take it down a peg. Read full book review >