Search Results: "David McPhail"


BOOK REVIEW

BEATRIX POTTER AND HER PAINTBOX by David McPhail
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Humble and lovely. (Picture book/biography. 3-6)"
A small girl named Beatrix Potter spends her childhood painting. Read full book review >

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PETER LOVES PENGUIN by David McPhail
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A sweet addition to a winning series. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
A little boy and his stuffed penguin enjoy an early-morning romp in the snow. Read full book review >

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ANDREW DRAWS by David McPhail
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Inspiring. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A young boy discovers he can work magic with his drawings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEN LOVES BEAR by David McPhail
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"Already a gifted artist, McPhail proves here that he intrinsically understands what the youngest readers want and need. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
A lovely, toddler-friendly tale of a little boy's relationship with his teddy bear. Read full book review >

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THE FAMILY TREE by David McPhail
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 27, 2012

"Good intentions; confusing execution. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The love of an ancient tree leads a boy to unlikely activism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIG PIG RETURNS by David McPhail
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2011

"Many kids, like Pig Pig, thrive on routine; reading this over and over is likely to become part of many young readers' routines. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The clever title reveals two meanings: First, that a classic character stars in a new book for the first time in decades; second, that this story is likely to end in a satisfying return home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIG BROWN BEAR GOES TO TOWN by David McPhail
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2006

"Gift-giving and sharing the bounty—they keep the world dry and sweeten the oatmeal, as it were. (Picture book. 3-6)"
McPhail can take the slenderest storyline and turn it into a wonderfully rich experience, and this is a fine example. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JACK AND RICK by David McPhail
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Children who are just learning to sound out basic vocabulary will enjoy this amusing tale, one of several that McPhail has created for the Green Light easy reader series. (Easy reader. 5-7)"
No one can beat McPhail (I Love You Because You're You, 2001, etc.) at illustrations of bears, and Rick the bear joins a long list of the artist's ursine charmers who can't fail to win over young readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RICK IS SICK by David McPhail
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2004

"This format seems intended for classroom use and includes guided reading and Reading Recovery levels for teachers. (Easy reader. 5-7)"
Rick the bear and his pal, Jack the rabbit, star in their second emergent reader, featuring just one or two short and simple sentences per page. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIGGY’S PANCAKE PARLOR by David McPhail
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2001

Even when McPhail (The Teddy Bear, p. 496, etc.) is somewhat predictable, he can't seem to help but turn out a winning story; his never-failing artwork doesn't hurt either, with its fine lines, robust color, and deep narrative content. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLIVIA LOVES OWL by David McPhail
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"McPhail's soft but unsentimental pen-and-ink drawings completed with muted watercolors strike a pleasant balance between real toddler activities and imaginative play. (Board book. 1-4)"
Following the formula established in Ben Loves Bear (2013), Bella Loves Bunny (2013), and Peter Loves Penguin (2014), McPhail here completes his board-book tour of the seasons. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I PLAY by David McPhail
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 28, 2015

"Despite the brevity of the text, the humor embedded in the illustrations will engage even adults, who will doubtless be asked to 'read it again.' (Board book. 1-3)"
Find a baby and play together with this board book geared to the attention spans of very young children. Read full book review >