Search Results: "David Bedford"


BOOK REVIEW

TWO TOUGH CROCS by David Bedford
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Good for one time around the block, though probably not for two. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two tough crocs learn that there is always a bigger, tougher croc in the swamp. Read full book review >

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MOLE'S BABIES by David Bedford
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Morris is one well-intentioned papa, though this sentimental message would be better served by a subtler storyline. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery for this nervous first-time dad. Read full book review >

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MOLE’S IN LOVE by David Bedford
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2009

"Ah, sweet romance. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Spring brings Morris the mole out of his burrow and looking for love. Read full book review >

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LITTLE OTTER’S BIG JOURNEY by David Bedford
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"A comforting, if cautionary, tale. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little otter overcomes big fears in this gentle tale from Bedford. Read full book review >

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TIME FOR BED, ISOBEL by David Bedford
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Additional stock for the plethora of books about bedtime. (Picture book. 2-4)"
This Australian import reworks the overused theme of toddler bedtime resistance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO’S YAWNING? by David Bedford
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2009

"This overtly appealing concept book gives young readers the repetition they love, the fun of a guessing-game and a bedtime plot, but the chosen verb 'yawning' makes all the animal noises a cacophony of errors. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Bright yellow endpapers enclose this lift-the-flap book in which a questioning pachyderm asks, "Who's yawning?" Read full book review >

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I’VE SEEN SANTA! by David Bedford
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"The story is simple enough for two-year-olds, funny enough for five-year-olds and clever enough for older children and parents to enjoy as a family read-aloud during Christmas season. (Picture book. 2-7)"
In this charming, well-written story for younger children, a bear family of three prepares for Christmas Eve together. Read full book review >

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BEDTIME FOR LITTLE BEARS! by David Bedford
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Quite lovely and soothing. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Over-stimulated Little Bear needs another bit of playful nudging to coax him home for bedtime. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TWENTY QUESTIONS FOR GLORIA by Martyn Bedford
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 12, 2016

"A page-turner that runs aground on a shoal of stereotype. (Thriller. 14-18)"
Two teens run away to a better life—temporarily. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NEVER ENDING by Martyn Bedford
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 11, 2014

"Beautiful and illuminating but as hard as therapy. (Fiction. 14-18)"
An English teen can't stop blaming herself for her brother's death. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HOUDINI GIRL by Martyn Bedford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

Following his taut debut, Acts of Revision (1997), with a more maudlin tale of love and loss, Bedford offers a promising yet finally disappointing story of a magician unable to perform the ultimate trick: bringing back to life the woman he adored, then betrayed. Read full book review >