Search Results: "David Elliott"


BOOK REVIEW

THIS ORQ. (HE SAY "UGH!") by David Elliott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Wacky and well-tuned to the preschool sense of humor. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Even in prehistoric times, a pet is a boy's best friend and a bully, his worst enemy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ON THE WING by David Elliott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"From the graceful cranes flying across its wraparound cover to the single feather on the title page to the soaring eagle at the end, this book astounds. (Picture book/poetry. 4-10)"
In this carefully planned book, readers simultaneously learn key facts about a variety of birds, absorb different forms of poetry and revel in beautiful artwork. Read full book review >

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IN THE SEA by David Elliott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"This mix of clever poems, handsome art and well-chosen typography, despite a few minor flaws, will function equally well for bedtime sharing and early-learning settings. (Picture book/poetry. 3-6)"
This third pairing of Elliott's reductive poems and Meade's bold woodcut-and-watercolor illustrations dives deep to explore sea creatures, from tiny shrimp to the mighty blue whale. Read full book review >

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IN THE WILD by David Elliott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"The poems, though they employ some sophisticated vocabulary, are short and direct, a feature that will demonstrate to verse-averse young readers that poetry can be powerful and pleasurable without being too complicated or threatening. (Picture book/poetry. 4-10)"
A stunning combination of poems and illustrations celebrating some of Earth's wildest and most beautiful creatures. Read full book review >

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IN THE PAST by David Elliott
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 20, 2018

"Highlights from life's last 544 million years infused with humor and wonder. (Picture book/poetry. 5-10)"
A dramatic portrait gallery of some of our planet's former residents down through the eras, with pithy odes in rhymed or free verse. Read full book review >

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NOBODY'S PERFECT by David Elliott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Not the most fascinating or consistent storyline, but snazzy artwork spruces it up. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Nobody's perfect, and that's actually fine. Read full book review >

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THIS ORQ. (HE CAVE BOY.) by David Elliott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Offbeat and winning. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A boy-and-his-mammoth story. Read full book review >

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ON THE FARM by David Elliott
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"Farmyard books are a dime a dozen, but this one is a worthwhile addition, for those poems that reach beyond the ordinary and for the good-natured illustrations that complement them. (Picture book/poetry. 2-5)"
Energetic woodcuts accompany playfully simple poems as they give young readers an engaging tour of the barnyard. Read full book review >

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ONE LITTLE CHICKEN by David Elliott
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Not one of the more necessary counting books available, it's a bit of a disappointment. (Picture book. 2-4)"
This counting book shows different chickens doing diverse dances until they reach the number ten. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AND HERE’S TO YOU! by David Elliott
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2004

"Reminiscent of Flora McDonnell's I Love Animals (1994) for its intensity of feeling, but more articulate in its expression, this will have young readers and listeners calling for another round. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Elliott's cup runneth over with good cheer in this rhymed toast to people—and not just the two-legged variety, either: "Here's to the birds! / The Feather People! / Birds! / Here's to the who-o-o ones, / The cock-a-doodle-doo ones, / Their breasts as red as fire ones, / The sitting on a wire ones. / Oh, I love the birds!" Read full book review >

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HAZEL NUTT, ALIEN HUNTER by David Elliott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Not for everyone, but fans of the first will likely be pleased. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Hazel Nutt returns for another adventure. Read full book review >

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BAABWAA AND WOOLIAM by David Elliott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Great for knitters, for readers, for fun-seeking adventurers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A wolf and two sheep in a funny-ever-after tale? Yes! Read full book review >