Search Results: "Claire Freedman"


BOOK REVIEW

PIRATES LOVE UNDERPANTS by Claire Freedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Be sure to keep your visit with this undergarment-obsessed pirate crew nice and brief. (Picture book. 4-8)"
There's too little that's loony in this tale of piratical pantaloon-loving thieves, in spite of its cheery premise and art. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A KISS GOODNIGHT by Claire Freedman
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: May 1, 2007

"It will surely find its audience. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Though not entirely sappy, this inoffensive collection of bedtime rhymes doesn't exactly charm, either. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ON THIS SPECIAL NIGHT by Claire Freedman
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Though Mendez's large-format illustrations are appealing and the simple story is accessible to preschoolers, the ending demonstrates a lack of knowledge of the needs of this age group, who need to see to believe. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A group of farm animals is drawn together by an unusually bright star shining over a stable in their neighborhood in this sentimental Nativity story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DRAGON JELLY by Claire Freedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2015

"After one reading, the party is over—pass. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A cuddly, lime-green monster gets ready for a bash. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPIDER SANDWICHES by Claire Freedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2014

"No more than a side dish next to the appetite-killing courses dished out by Shel Silverstein, by Adam Rex in Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich (2006) and by so many others. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Freedman climbs aboard an already overcrowded bandwagon with this catalog of gross-out goodies in Max the monster's larder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOOSEBERRY GOOSE by Claire Freedman
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"English author and illustrator capture a certain openhearted Brit approach to animal stories that is very attractive, and the double-spread, full-bleed pictures are full of sky and leaf. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The clear light of autumn breezes through these pages, as Gooseberry Goose practices landing, taking off, gliding, and doing loop-the-loops. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY GRANDPARENTS LOVE ME by Claire Freedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Sweet and appealing for the preschool set and a winning gift purchase for the grandparent crowd. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The extraordinary bond a young child enjoys with a grandparent is expressed through a series of activities they share. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE MAGICAL DAY by Claire Freedman
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2007

"A good bedtime book, this is likely to be popular with both parents and children. (Picture book. 2-5)"
What child can resist a picture book featuring a multitude of sweet baby animals? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNUGGLE UP, SLEEPY ONES by Claire Freedman
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2005

"A sensory treat all around, but the flowing cadence of the rhyming couplets will lull young sleepyheads pleasantly into la-la land. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A myriad of young exotic animals end their day and rest their sleepy eyes in this rhythmic bedtime read. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEEP BEEP BEEP  TIME FOR SLEEP! by Claire Freedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"Four-wheeled fun, if a little unbalanced. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The big trucks work hard all day, and at night they sleep, just like us. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I LOVE YOU, BABY! by Claire Freedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"Sure to find love on the baby-shower circuit. (Picture book. 1-3)"
A love song of sorts from parent to child, illustrated with animal families and a surfeit of snuggles. Read full book review >