Search Results: "Clare Beaton"


BOOK REVIEW

CLARE BEATON'S GARDEN RHYMES by Clare Beaton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2014

"The small size and detail-oriented pictures suit this sweet fabric bonbon to one-on-one sharing. (Board book. 1-4)"
This diminutive board book of garden-themed nursery rhymes is illustrated with sewn fabric scenes. Read full book review >

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MOTHER GOOSE REMEMBERS by Clare  Beaton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"A foreword includes a rather esoteric introduction from the publisher regaling interested adults with an abbreviated history of Mother Goose, from her roots in an ancient Hindu goddess to her first published appearance in 1697. (contents list, index) (Picture book. 2-8)"
Arresting artwork combined with a playful challenge of seek-and-find offers readers a fresh alternative to more traditional Mother Goose collections. Read full book review >

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ZOE AND HER ZEBRA by Clare  Beaton
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"However, the combination of vivid hues, curious creatures, and repetitive text make for an exhilarating foray into the world of ABCs for preschoolers. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Beaton's ingenious felt creations transform the standard alphabet book format into an exotic blend of colors, creatures, and children's names. Read full book review >

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AFTER CLARE by Marjorie Eccles
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Eccles (The Cuckoo's Child, 2011, etc.) swivels deftly between past and present, mystery and romance in her latest historical hybrid."
A garden renovation project turns into a murder investigation. Read full book review >

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NEVER SAY BOO TO A GOOSE! by Jakki Wood
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"A honking good time. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Unable to resist testing his mother's admonition not to taunt the goose, one little kitten embarks on his disobedient quest, but first he must find out which of the barnyard animals actually is the goose. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2003

"Nasty and vain, pathetic and dull. (40 b&w photos throughout)"
The late photographer's diaries from the 1970s, in which he assails the rich and famous he dislikes, composes paeans to the ones he favors, and, ultimately, bores with the bulk of his quotidian detail. Read full book review >

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I DREAMT I WAS A DINOSAUR by Stella Blackstone
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Enjoyable for the illustrations, not for the mediocre text. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Blackstone uses her old standby style of inconsistent rhyming verse to describe the beasts a young boy met when he dreamt he was a dinosaur. Read full book review >

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SECRET SEAHORSE by Stella Blackstone
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

Fabric collages ornamented with buttons, beads, and sequins make visually arresting illustrations for this simple story about an elusive seahorse. Read full book review >

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HIDDEN HIPPO by Joan Gannij
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A delightfully tame excursion. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This rhyming, interactive safari romp introduces animals of the African plains with Beaton's trademark full-page spreads created in decorative fabric and colorful felt appliqué. Read full book review >

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THERE’S A COW IN THE CABBAGE PATCH by Stella Blackstone
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"From tiny pink piglets gleefully scampering about to playful lambs splattering mud, these frisky illustrations have just the right kind of silliness that will appeal to preschool readers. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Merry mayhem ensues when barnyard inhabitants decide to switch homes for the day. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 2004

"Usually fatuous, spiteful, and superficial, here and there piquant or instructive. (41 b&w photos throughout)"
A quintessential quidnunc chronicles his continent-hopping capers as photographer to the stars and the royals, as a designer of sets for Hollywood and Broadway, and as a fox in Celebrity's henhouse. Read full book review >