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 >

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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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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 >

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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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FINN THROWS A FIT! by David Elliott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"While likening a child's tantrums to a severe storm is apt enough from an adult perspective, it may be too conceptually remote for little ones, for whom When Sophie Gets Angry—Really, Really Angry may still ring the most emotionally true. (Picture book. 3-5)"
To say that Finn, a blue-shirted, yellow-booted tot with more than a passing resemblance to Humpty-Dumpty, is out of sorts is to severely understate the case. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: March 11, 2008

"As an inquiry into fascism, it's pretty unsubtle, but entertaining and thought-provoking for all that. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Take a liberal base of Dickens, throw in a healthy helping of Dahl and spice with a bit of Margo Lanagan, and you might approximate the recipe that yielded this fey little fantasy. Read full book review >