Search Results: "Dan Andreasen"


BOOK REVIEW

SATURDAY WITH DADDY by Dan Andreasen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"Preschoolers will enjoy seeing the young elephant helping out and participating in some fun on every page—the pair is adorable in their matching orange aprons—but although well-intentioned, this title remains flat and forgettable. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This slice-of-life tale about a bright blue anthropomorphized elephant family is pleasant but fails to excite. Read full book review >

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WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM DADDY by Dan Andreasen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2003

"This little gem is fun to look at, fun to read, and it gladdens the heart to boot. (Picture book 2-6)"
Andreasen explores the fulfilling possibilities of the relationship between father and son. Read full book review >

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A SPECIAL DAY FOR MOMMY by Dan Andreasen
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2004

"Paired with Andreasen's With a Little Help from Daddy (2003), this contributes splendidly to the family library. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This mirthful treat conveys the profound and loving connection between parent and child. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HUG A BUG by Eileen Spinelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"Endearing, if you like hugging, and light as a feather. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Twenty-two brief sentences accompany lighthearted illustrations to extol the virtues of hugging. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"Gilty' of being a good read, despite the lack of anything to suggest whether it is an original story or a folktale. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Is it possible? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ATTIC CHRISTMAS by B.G. Hennessy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Some readers will appreciate the idea of the continuing circle of family; others will find this a somber story for an ordinarily more cheerful time. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Anthropomorphic Christmas tree ornaments take center stage in this rather sentimental story about the first Christmas after a grandparent's death. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLACK SKY RIVER by Tres Seymour
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Andreasen's mournful paintings, fusing Norman Rockwell and John Constable, complement the melancholy air of the story. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A boy sits and watches the river flow, only this is a river of birds—countless starlings, maybe grackles—that comprise the Black Sky River. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 1992

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Here, in an excellent addition to the ``Once Upon America'' series, Bucky, 12, vividly describes the extremes he endures—and others fail to endure—to strike it rich in 1897. Read full book review >

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THE PUNKYDOOS TAKE THE STAGE by Jennifer Jackson
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2014

"The unnecessary original 'sing-along' song without music at the close aside, young music lovers will want to play along. (Picture book. 3-6)"
What's a music-loving girl to do when everyone tells her now's not the time? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PILOT PUPS by Michelle Meadows
ANIMALS
Released: May 6, 2008

"An appealing, if slight, romp for the very young. (Picture book. 3-5)"
What do all your toys do when you're not around? Read full book review >

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TRAFFIC PUPS by Michelle Meadows
ANIMALS
Released: July 12, 2011

"Preschoolers who like to act out imaginary dramas with toy cars and trucks will enjoy these petite pretend police dogs. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A menagerie of small stuffed animals comes to life in a little boy's room, with three diminutive dogs turning into traffic police officers on motorcycles. Read full book review >