Search Results: "David Illus. by the author Lyon"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 6, 1936

"While the story is merely adequate, the lively and colorful paintings, with faces strongly reminiscent of those in The Magic Roundabout, are full of delight. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Bright, entertaining illustrations accompany an odd little text about the lives and adventures of bees. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 1, 2004

"A poem on the last page, in both English and Spanish, seems superfluous after such a silently wonderful visual treat. (3-6)"
This sweet, beautifully illustrated snow adventure uses creative design to tell one wordless story as if it were two. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 1, 2005

"Though the text has some amateurish didacticism, this cheerful piece has charm. (4-8)"
Simple, appealing photographs of puppets in a house illustrate this homespun tale about a lost bracelet and a fight between friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"For parents who want to re-create the classic unsubtlety of illustrated religious parables in Chopra's holistic philosophy. (Picture book. 4-8)"
These seven didactic multicultural tales, inspired by Deepak Chopra's Seven Spiritual Laws for Parents, take the place of Bible stories for children raised by New-Age seekers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW


"Manufactured, yet whimsical-strangely endearing enough to warrant a second look. (5-7)"
An odd little paean to mullet-fishing and the Florida coast that's not quite fable, not quite love story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 13, 2005

"A light parable of peace, well suited to a time of widespread hatemongering."
Photographer/naturalist Skye paints an unabashedly endearing picture of a friendship between a young moose and an old horse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"The conclusion's unsubtle moral is redeemed by a welcome twist on the girls' new friendship. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Mr. and Mrs. Twitchell have two darling, adorable and angelic little girls-who spend all day at each other's throats. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 19, 2005

"An elegant and useful guide to parenting, from a unique perspective."
The first English translation of Kuramoto's treatise on the manipulative ways of the baby. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Light-infused paintings illustrate this tale with affection, and their peaceful simplicity provides a needed counterpoint to the story's wordiness and abrupt ending. (Picture book. 6-9)"
A retelling of the Christmas story that teaches respect for animals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 2002

"Ungainly and droll. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
A clumsy but charming allegorical tale about determination and perseverance in the face of adversity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AUTHOR by Helen Lester
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1997

"Easy to read and reassuringly realistic. (Picture book. 7-10)"
A breezy look at the trials and triumphs of authorship from Lester (Princess Penelope's Parrot, 1996). Read full book review >