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

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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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 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

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 >

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TOO BIG TO HIDE by Stacy McAnulty
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"The plot thickens in this easy-reading follow-up. (Science fantasy. 7-9)"
The live dinosaur that "future paleontologist" Frank Mudd helped to hatch in series opener A Mysterious Egg (2016) gets a companion in this helter-skelter sequel.Read full book review >

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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

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

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 >