Search Results: "Diane Elizabeth Butler"


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ON A WIRE by Diane Elizabeth Butler
Released: April 3, 2012

"Slight poems with flashes of splendor but lacking real power."
This slim volume of poems explores the writer's experience, using images and themes from nature. Read full book review >

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MY BROWN BEAR BARNEY AT THE PARTY by Dorothy Butler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2001

"Brimming with adventure and fun, this is one little ones will enjoy hearing over and again. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Butler's latest installment featuring the stalwart, fuzzy brown companion has Barney (My Brown Bear Barney in Trouble, 1993, etc.) attending a rambunctious birthday party with his owner. Read full book review >

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MY BROWN BEAR BARNEY IN TROUBLE by Dorothy Butler
ANIMALS
Released: March 22, 1993

"Just right for the lap-sitter or preschool group. (Picture book. 3-7)"
For six days, constant companion Barney (a teddy bear) is in the thick of every one of his small mistress's misdemeanors: on Monday, they fall into the same mud; on Thursday, Barney somehow gets on the library escalator and has to be chased; and so on- -each escapade a normal part of an active preschooler's day of discovery. Read full book review >

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A DAY WITH BONEFISH JOE by Elizabeth Howard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 9, 2015

"A heartfelt but lukewarm attempt at re-creating a slice of island life. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An inquisitive and adventurous young girl named Flossie spends a day with the beloved Bonefish Joe to see why so many people travel to Harbour Island from all over just to go fishing with him. Read full book review >

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PI-SHU by John Butler
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

It's difficult to resist the universal appeal of pandas, and this slight tale of a young one and his mother is no exception. Read full book review >

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BEDTIME IN THE JUNGLE by John Butler
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Easily fitting the original tune, this is sure to send many little ones off to dreamland. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Following the format of the familiar "Over in the Meadow," this gently illustrated book is a calmer version of those that have recently been published. Read full book review >

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WHOSE BABY AM I? by John Butler
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"Ideal for the smallest explorer, Butler's book of cuddlesome creatures is enchanting. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Simple text introduces young children to an array of animal babies. Read full book review >

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HUSH, LITTLE ONES by John Butler
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Butler intensifies the coziness of it all even further by giving every joey, colt, chick, cub, and pup a subtle smile; children will be smiling too as they drift off to dreamland on the wings of this sonorous beddy-bye rhyme. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Never has the power of suggestion been more irresistible, as Butler (Whose Baby Am I?, 2001, etc.) offers a series of drowsy animal parents and their young nestling down together for the night. Read full book review >

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TEN IN THE DEN by John Butler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A familiar song made into an enchanting tale of friendship. (Picture book. 2-6)"
This adorable offering remakes the traditional counting song, but with a new twist on the ending. Read full book review >

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THE HERMIT THRUSH SINGS by Susan Butler
Released: March 1, 1999

"Devoted fans of the post-disaster genre may take to this, but for depth of character and detail, there are far more precisely imagined outsider tales, from Eloise McGraw's Moorchild (1996) to Anne Mazer's Oxboy (1993). (Fiction. 11-13)"
Butler's first novel has plausibility problems, but readers may be drawn to the characters inhabiting this post-holocaust fantasy. Read full book review >