Search Results: "Christopher Denise"


BOOK REVIEW

BAKING DAY AT GRANDMA'S by Anika Denise
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2014

"Just in time for Grandparents' Day. (recipe) (Picture book. 3-7)"
A rollicking, rhyming salute to the grandmother-grandchild bond. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIREFLY HOLLOW by Alison McGhee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"This sweet and memorable tale deserves both a sequel and a film version. (Fantasy. 7-11)"
Firefly and Cricket, two tiny animals with big dreams, challenge the status quo by befriending a miniature giant (a boy named Peter)—and by pursuing their destinies with the help of an old river vole. Read full book review >

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ME WITH YOU by Kristy Dempsey
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"Denise supplies warmly affectionate intergenerational vignettes that provide visual interest, but possibly not enough to save this well-intentioned effort. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A grandfather bear and his granddaughter enjoy each other's company in a variety of ways. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TUGG AND TEENY by J. Patrick Lewis
ANIMALS
Released: March 2, 2011

"Emergent readers will identify with Teeny as someone learning new skills, and her can-do attitude, emboldened by a supportive community, is a great model for attaining success. (Early reader. 6-8)"
Another odd couple makes its foray into beginning-reader territory with three stories about Teeny the monkey's efforts to realize her artistic potential while best friend Tugg the gorilla cheers her on. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 23, 1994

"A handsome edition, with especially felicitous typography and design. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-10)"
A scrupulous note explains that, with ``minimal'' editing, this is the great Russian collector Afanasev's version, ``crafted by Petr Nikolaevich Polevoi (1839-1902), a well-known historian, archaeologist, and Shakespearean scholar.'' In outline, it differs little from Arthur Ransome's text as used in Uri Shulevitz's Caldecott winner (1968); but where Ransome is more literary and humorous, the more straightforward text here is propelled by its energetic cadence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIGS LOVE POTATOES by Anika Denise
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2007

"However, with the exception of pig or potato fans, this lacks the pizzazz that would make it a necessary purchase. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Counting pigs and potatoes leads young readers to a feast. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GREAT REDWALL FEAST by Brian Jacques
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 27, 1996

"The mentions of favorite characters seem intended for readers of the novels, but the book's real use may be to introduce a new generation to the Redwall family. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Anyone familiar with Jacques's Redwall series will have fond memories of the mouthwatering feasts prepared for every celebration: damson pie with meadowcream, hazelnut tart, and beetroot soup. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOLLOWING GRANDFATHER by Rosemary Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Poignant and sweet. (Animal fantasy. 6-9)"
When her beloved grandfather dies, a grieving little mouse imagines she sees him in their favorite Boston haunts in this gentle story of intergenerational love and loss. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IF I COULD by Susan Milord
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"This cozy, comforting tale is a perfect fit for toddlers, who yearn to know they are the center of their loved one's universe. (Picture Book. 2-6)"
A raccoon mother croons a gentle ode to her cherished child in this heartfelt offering from Milord. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLIVER FINDS HIS WAY by Phyllis Root
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"A simple yet highly relevant tale for young readers. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Most children experience the gripping fear of losing their bearings and the overwhelming relief of finding their way again at least once in their lifetime. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KNITTY KITTY by David Elliott
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Reminiscent of Galdone's Three Little Kittens, though without its folk simplicity, this is a winner for all collections of kitty lit. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In a cottage nestled in the wintry countryside, "Clickety-click. / Tickety-tick. / Knitty Kitty sits and knits." Read full book review >