Search Results: "Chris Leslie-Hynan"


BOOK REVIEW

RIDE AROUND SHINING by Chris Leslie-Hynan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"To extend the basketball metaphor, Leslie-Hynan is generally strong in the paint but hasn't yet developed the stamina for four quarters."
A young man's job chauffeuring an NBA star turns out to involve carrying more baggage than he expected—racial, romantic and otherwise. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TICKLE by Leslie Patricelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"Here's hoping this cheeky tyke never grows up so young readers and their delighted grown-ups can enjoy more adventures (and misadventures, too). (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
Patricelli's mischievous, gender-indeterminate cherub claims to be tickle-proof, but readers know the giggles are inevitable. Read full book review >

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FASTER! FASTER! by Leslie Patricelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Another imaginative delight…what will this duo dream up next? (Picture book. 3-7)"
The exuberant duo from Higher! Read full book review >

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BE QUIET, MIKE! by Leslie Patricelli
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"A marvelous model of a family ultimately nurturing the member who marches to his own beat. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Mike the monkey is a born drummer. Read full book review >

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ONCE UPON A SATURDAY by Leslie Lammle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"While the concept is not new, this sprightly tale underscores the importance of approaching life's less-than-thrilling necessities with good humor. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A little girl awakens brimming with weekend plans only to be thwarted by her chore list. Read full book review >

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PATSY SAYS by Leslie Tryon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Now if only the story made a lick of sense. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Tryon's latest is a disjointed tale of a compulsive pig named Patsy, who volunteers her time to a first-grade class. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Few readers will. (Picture book. 5-8)"
When 18 pumpkins go missing from Patsy Pig's Pleasant Valley Pumpkin Patch, it is up to detectives Miss Maple, Shamrock Homes, Sam Slade, and Chief Inspector Albert—a pig, a monkey, a raccoon, and a duck, respectively—to find the wayward squash, in this entertaining mystery from Tryon (Albert's Ballgame, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

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ONE GAPING WIDE-MOUTHED HOPPING FROG by Leslie Tryon
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1993

"Again, Tryon's good- humored caricatures have a wit and charm that should endear them to generations of readers. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The talented illustrator who debuted with Albert's Alphabet (ALA Notable, 1991) sports with numbers in a cumulative look at a community where the eponymous frog delivers mail to ``3 monkeys dancing the clog, 4 ostriches who like to jog,'' and so on. Read full book review >

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ALBERT'S THANKSGIVING by Leslie Tryon
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Nothing can save this story, nothing should. (Fiction/Picture book. 5-8)"
Albert (Albert's Field Trip, 1993, etc.), the witless fowl, is out in the garden readying for the harvest. Read full book review >

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DOGGONE FEET! by Leslie Helakoski
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Alas, that perky pup can't quite save the limping story, doggone it. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A smiling, spotted dog relates to her owners only through their legs and feet in this visually appealing but rather confusing story about a dog's place in the world. Read full book review >

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FAIR COW by Leslie Helakoski
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"A good addition to collections in need of some new barnyard or self-esteem titles. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Effie the cow's not dissatisfied with her farm, the grazing or giving milk, but she's always dreamed of being a blue-ribbon, award-winning, state-fair cow. Read full book review >