Search Results: "Claudia Boldt"


BOOK REVIEW

YOU'RE A RUDE PIG, BERTIE by Claudia Boldt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"At best a discussion starter about rudeness, though children may be mildly amused by Bertie's snide disses. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this pointed outing, a pig who habitually insults everyone he meets has an epiphany after no one comes to his party. Readers after social or psychological complexity need not apply. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ODD DOG by Claudia Boldt
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"An amusing and charming take on the lessons learned from sharing. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A dachshund struggles with sharing in this amiable tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLAUDIA SILVER TO THE RESCUE by Kathy Ebel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 18, 2013

"Family may be unstable and downright unbalanced, but in this witty, assured, surprising novel, family still has to accept you—mistakes and all."
Some families tangle and unravel, while others knit together, hiding every flaw. Claudia Silver, unfortunately, has grown up in the unraveling kind. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COLORS VERSUS SHAPES by Mike  Boldt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Not nearly as much fun as the showdown between letters and numbers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Boldt (123 versus ABC, 2013) continues to mix things up; this time, colors and shapes audition to be the stars of a book. Read full book review >

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A TIGER TAIL by Mike  Boldt
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2016

"Anya isn't the only kid who worries about being different on the first day; no matter how unique, though, readers are sure to find a niche to call their own. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Anya doesn't seem at all worried that it's the start of a new school year, but the tiger tail she's sprouted overnight is a huge cause for concern. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

123 VERSUS ABC by Mike  Boldt
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"Readers won't care whether it's about letters or numbers—they will be too busy poring over the artwork and laughing. (Picture book. 4-7)"
On a scale from one to 10, what's your favorite color of the alphabet? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A MYSTERIOUS EGG by Stacy McAnulty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 19, 2016

"Adventures in dinosaur husbandry—a bit bland but palatable fare for younger independent readers. (glossary) (Science fantasy. 7-9)"
In this series kickoff for dinophiles (and who isn't one?), a Wyoming dig yields an egg that's not exactly fossilized. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THERE'S NOTHING TO DO! by Dev Petty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"In a structured, overstimulated world, downtime needs to be appreciated, and this small amphibian shows the way. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Petty and Boldt's young frog often has plenty to gripe about (I Don't Want to Be Big, 2016, etc.); this time, he is bored. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I DON'T WANT TO BE A FROG by Dev Petty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"A lively look at self-acceptance. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A tiny frog desperately wishes to be any other animal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IT'S NOT A DINOSAUR! by Stacy McAnulty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Now that the cat's out of the bag—or rather the dinosaur and (all right already!) reptile—more complications are certainly on the way. (dino-glossary) (Science fantasy. 7-9)"
Just as hatchling dino Peanut is becoming an internet celebrity, another prehistoric creature surfaces in the local river. Read full book review >

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I DON'T WANT TO BE BIG by Dev Petty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"The premise is weak, but the silly pictures make this an enjoyable read-aloud nevertheless. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A small frog boldly proclaims its reluctance to become big; an adult frog and a pig help it reconsider its views. Read full book review >