Search Results: "Derek Anderson"


BOOK REVIEW

STORY COUNTY by Derek Anderson
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Chicken rocking her eggs to sleep, here's a cheery invitation to children to imagine stories or story stages of their own. (Picture book. 4-6)"
In a fit of metafictional worldbuilding, Farmer and four animals march gaily onto blank pages and proceed in steps to build a barn, pour out brown fields (from a bag of "Instant Farm Field"), plant tall cornstalks and haystacks, erect a scarecrow (a princess, thanks to Miss Cow) and finally paint in an evening sky. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEN PIGS by Derek Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2015

"Toddlers will enjoy this, the cleanest piggy count ever. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Ten pigs in a tub?! That can't be fun. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONSTER TRUCK MANIA! by Cynthia Lord
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"A treat for Hot Rod fans as well as lovers of trucks and carnival rides. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Hot Rod Hamster takes the fair by storm! Read full book review >

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GLADYS GOES OUT TO LUNCH by Derek Anderson
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2005

"Like Gladys's bananas, Anderson's story is simple comfort food, with eye-candy artwork providing a welcome dash of spice. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Gladys is a gorilla (never mind that she's purple, for there is more color on these pages than a harlequin's Technicolor dream coat). Read full book review >

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HOW THE EASTER BUNNY SAVED CHRISTMAS by Derek Anderson
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 3, 2006

"A fast pace, broad humor and silly puns add to the effort, as do the super-sized illustrations in neon-bright, jewel tones, but the overall effect is rather frenetic. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When Santa is injured by a falling toy train on Christmas Eve, Mrs. Claus phones the Easter Bunny to save the day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLUE BURT AND WIGGLES by Derek Anderson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A pure pleasure. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Two best friends fail to keep summer from ending, but won't let winter end their friendship. Read full book review >

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TEN HUNGRY PIGS by Derek Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"A snack-time (and storytime) treat. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Peanut-butter-and-jelly's a great snack for a pig and a duck…until nine unwanted guests show up. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROMEO AND LOU BLAST OFF by Derek Anderson
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 6, 2007

"Anderson's serviceable acrylics aren't a match for his clever tale, which will allow young listeners to proudly display their superior knowledge of what's what. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Animal pals go on a wild adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OVER THE RIVER by Derek Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Musical arrangement, with full lyrics, on the endpapers. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Anderson keeps most of the classic Thanksgiving song's lyrics, but puts a decided twist on its customary scenario. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WAKING DRAGONS by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Morning-routine stories abound, but for the very young this one bounces with exuberance. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Normally you don't want to wake the dragon… Read full book review >

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HOT ROD HAMSTER by Cynthia Lord
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Young car enthusiasts won't be the only ones enamored of this hot-rodding rodent and his big canine buddy. (Picture book. 2-7)"
There's a hot-rod race at 4 Paws Speedway, and Hamster has a need for speed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE QUACK’S BEDTIME by Lauren Thompson
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"The gentle cadence of Thompson's tale coupled with Anderson's rich illustrations makes this an ideal candidate for the last story of the night. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Thompson's Mama Duck and her ducklings return in a tender tale about things that go bump in the night. Read full book review >