Search Results: "Dale Allan"


BOOK REVIEW

MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"An engaging mystery, and a sizzling debut."
In Allan's debut thriller, a priest aims to find the people responsible for his brother's murder, whatever the cost. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DINOSAUR ZOOM! by Penny Dale
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2013

"From start to finish, this cleverly constructed and well-designed title is a winner. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This gleeful mashup of dinosaurs and things-that-go will surely rev up some noisy participation when it is read aloud. Read full book review >

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THE BOY ON THE BUS by Penny Dale
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"Dale's soft-focus pictures are spot-on for her young audience, who'll love to sing along. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Take the "Wheels on the Bus" tune, throw in a slew of extra verses, add pencil-and-watercolor illustrations and you have Dale's welcome reworking of the sometimes-too-familiar song. Read full book review >

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TEN PLAY HIDE-AND-SEEK by Penny Dale
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"This gently reassuring tale is ideal for reading aloud, sending sleepyheads off with a little merriment and a lot of care. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Bedtime turns into a gleeful game of hide-and-seek in this romp from Dale (Ten Out of Bed, 1994). Read full book review >

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TEN OUT OF BED by Penny Dale
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1994

"The Nutcracker, with a crocodile in the title role; or, on the pirate ship, a sheep-and-crossbones flag. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A bedtime fantasy about a tousled little boy, dressed in red sleepers, and the nine stuffed animals who play imaginative games with him (``TRAINS!'' ``PIRATES!'' ``GHOSTS!'') until, one by one, they fall asleep. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DINOSAUR ROCKET! by Penny Dale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Combining the popular topics of space and dinosaurs is a surefire recipe for a storytime hit. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Dale continues to put dinos in situations sure to attract preschoolers' attention. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE JAMAICA GO? by Dale Gottlieb
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Gottlieb uses her usual loose lines and bright colors to give this saucy piece plenty of bump and oomph. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A day in the life of a Caribbean girl is told by Gottlieb (Seeing Eye Willie, 1992, etc.) through three quick stories written in rhyme. Read full book review >

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MS. SNEED'S GUIDE TO HYGIENE by Dale Gottlieb
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"While some spreads are more effective than others, this is an eye-catching approach to a potentially dull topic. (Pop-up. 3-8)"
An off-the-wall approach to hygiene that puts its message across via the funnybone. Ms. Sneed, with turquoise glasses and a wild spout of hair, talks about ordinary topics such as dental care and hair-washing in a snappy, rhythmic vernacular designed to make listeners to sit up and take notice. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEEING EYE WILLIE by Dale Gottlieb
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"This imaginary story is childlike, but it doesn't advance understanding of Willie's plight, and the implicit conclusion—that speculation is fruitless and could be unkind—is disturbingly at odds with the elaborate fantasy, which takes up more than half the book. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Another flawed attempt to deal with children's concerns about the homeless. Read full book review >

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DINOSAUR PIRATES! by Penny Dale
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Rousing dino adventure with enough tooth-to-claw fighting for an exciting climax. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A dino yo ho ho and away we go! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIN LIZZIE by Allan Drummond
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2008

"This frank appraisal of the auto's appeal, and its ultimate cost, will definitely set children to thinking. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Bolstered by teeming galleries of cars old and new, Drummond both pays tribute to Henry Ford's Model T (a century old this year) and issues a challenge to readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEAVEN by Nicholas Allan
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 31, 1997

"When a stray puppy comes to live with the girl, she tries to give it a little heaven on earth, but readers may already have gone on to the more congenial version of paradise found in Cynthia Rylant's Dog Heaven (1995). (Picture book. 4-6)"
Most books about the death of a pet are solemn and carefully worded, but Allan (Jesus' Christmas Party, 1992, etc.) treats the subject in a decidedly different manner. Read full book review >