Search Results: "Christine Graham"


BOOK REVIEW

THREE LITTLE ROBBERS by Christine Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A terrific offering for new readers. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Like Tomi Ungerer's The Three Robbers (1962), these are little urban girl thieves with good hearts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PETER PETER PICKS A PUMPKIN HOUSE by Christine Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Though an interesting premise, the final product bears little fruit. (Fantasy. 5-8)"
Inspired by "Jack and the Beanstalk" as well as the familiar nursery rhyme, this chapter book tells a middling origin story about Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater's infamous abode. Read full book review >

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OLIVER CAT ON PLANET B by Christine Kettner
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2003

"The three stories overall are not stellar, but serviceable, as are the author's bright, simple illustrations. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
Oliver is a can-do sort of cat who moves cheerfully through three short chapters in this mid-level easy reader. Read full book review >

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LEON AND ALBERTINE by Christine Davenier
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1998

"In this triumphant picture book, Leon is equally appealing whether he reflects utter dejection or joyous abandon. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A charming love story that makes gentle points about not losing one's true self in the pursuit of romance. Read full book review >

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THE WHIRLYS AND THE WEST WIND by Christine Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Ross brings just the right touch to this fanciful blend of license and responsibility, both in her brisk, tongue-in-cheek narrative and in softly cross-hatched, amusingly detailed illustrations of the wide-eyed kids enjoying and coping with their independence. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When the wind blows their parents away, the Whirly children check the phone book's emergency pages for help, but to no avail. Read full book review >

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LILY AND THE PRESENT by Christine Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Again, Ross's color-pencil art is humorous and appealing, though much of the delicate detail will be lost in group sharing. (Picture book. 4- 8)"
Lily's new brother ``came into the world with nothing,'' and Lily would like to get something ``big and bright and beautiful'' to supplement his other, boring presents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY DAY WITH NUMBERS by Christine Powers
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"A companion volume, My Day with Animals, is in the same format. (Picture book. 1-5)"
``One child'' puts on ``two slippers'' and is greeted by ``three muffins'' at breakfast, then uses ``four crayons'' to make ``five drawings,'' and so on through a day that ends with ``nine books'' and ``ten yawns'' (labeled with Arabic numerals in their one appearance here). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LILY AND THE BEARS by Christine Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1991

"Children may enjoy comparing this to Where the Wild Things Are. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Lily, not liking to be a child, dons a bear suit each morning—with manners to match, which her parents deplore but don't try to change. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CUB’S JOURNEY HOME by Georgia Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"An informative book for young nature enthusiasts. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Follow a mother black bear and her newborn cub into the wild. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAX by Bob Graham
by Bob Graham, illustrated by Bob Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"The rest of the text has a tender quality that can't be overlooked, and the artwork alone—cartoony watercolors of saturated color, broken into numerous panels—will keep young eyes wholly absorbed. (Picture book. 4-7)"
No one will accuse Graham (Benny, 1999, etc.) of excessive subtlety in this story of meeting life's challenges when you are good and ready. Read full book review >

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TALES FROM THE WATERHOLE by Bob Graham
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2004

"Friends of George and Martha or Frog and Toad will read these connected stories over and over. (Easy reader. 4-8)"
"Messing around at the waterhole" pretty much sums up summer vacation for the animal friends in Graham's newest offering. Read full book review >

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QUEENIE, ONE OF THE FAMILY by Bob Graham
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"A true sense of family and acceptance comes through in Graham's illustrations; they are loosely sketched and very appealing, while his use of small panels in the oversize pages gives the story momentum and direction. (Picture book. 4-6)"
From Graham (Greetings from Sandy Beach, 1992, etc.), a genial story about a surprising kind of tolerance, featuring a lovable family, a hen, and a dog. Read full book review >