Search Results: "Debbie Harter"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ANIMAL BOOGIE by Debbie  Harter
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A musical score is included. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Part guessing-game and part dance, this rollicking picture book takes readers on a wild safari. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WALKING THROUGH THE JUNGLE by Debbie  Harter
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"A simple, enjoyable environmental romp. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Harter sets her young character trooping through various habitats, chanting as she goes: ``Walking through the jungle,/Walking through the jungle,/What do you see?/What do you see?'' Readers soon come to understand that each place harbors a creature that might be a threat: ``I think I see a lion,/Chasing after me,/Chasing after me.'' All the animals—from blowfish to Dall sheep to Arctic foxes—are rendered in fantastical colors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEAR TAKES A TRIP by Stella Blackstone
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Pass the time with one of the stronger offerings in this series. (Board book. 1-4)"
By bus and then train, Bear and his friend take one amazing vacation (Bear's Birthday, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEAR'S SCHOOL DAY by Stella Blackstone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"There are better offerings on the back-to-school shelf for easing those new to school into the routine; skip this one. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Blackstone's Bear and pals introduce children to a typical school day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEAR AT HOME by Stella Blackstone
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Toddlers may actually sit still for this one. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Having taken readers through all kinds of weather (Bear in Sunshine, not reviewed) and the days of the week (Bear About Town, not reviewed), Bear takes readers on a guided tour of his home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEAR IN A SQUARE by Stella Blackstone
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 3, 1998

"A strip on every spread has a pattern of repeated shapes—including 'zigzag' and 'moon' in crescent form, not as elemental as the others—to help the very young in the search. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Blackstone (see review, above) asks readers to "Find the bear in the square" in the first spread, where a bear waves a polka-dot scarf from the window of an apartment building. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DINOSAUR RAP by John Foster
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Though the rhymes are rather weak, this book does encourage pretend play, the backmatter is enlightening, and the diversity is refreshing. (Picture book. 2-6)"
On the tail of the Rappy the Raptor books, by Dan Gutman and illustrated by Tim Bowers (2015, etc.), comes this rapping, participatory look at the dinos that lived long ago. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A DRAGON ON THE DOORSTEP by Stella Blackstone
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"While the rhythm and rhyme of the couplets peters out toward the end, this is still an enjoyable read-aloud for a group or one-on-one. (Picture book. 2-7)"
When ferocious beasts come to visit, two friends face the dilemma of finding places to put them so they can get away. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HELLO PEANUT! by Rachel Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Families expecting a new addition will enjoy the playful nature of this tale. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A curly haired little girl follows the growth of her baby brother in her mother's stomach by comparing his size to things she knows. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THESAURUS REX by Laya Steinberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Great, super, terrific, cool. (Picture book. 2-7)"
A delightful romp through the world of words (language, vocabulary, terminology) as readers follow young Thesaurus Rex through his busy day exploring his world and the words that can be used to describe his actions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEBBIE HARRY SINGS IN FRENCH by Meagan Brothers
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2008

"Teens probably won't mind, however, and will most likely get sucked right in to Johnny's world of punk, strife, curiosity and confusion. (Fiction. YA)"
After a trip to the emergency room occasioned by an adverse drug-alcohol interaction, troubled, Blondie-obsessed Johnny moves from Tampa to South Carolina to stay with his uncle. Read full book review >