Search Results: "Diane Greenseid"


BOOK REVIEW

WAYNETTA AND THE CORNSTALK by Helen Ketteman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"There'll be a showdown at any library not stocking this title. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This Wild West version of Jack and the Beanstalk is sure to have readers breaking out their ten-gallon hats and asking for some southwestern fare. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AND THEN IT RAINED... by Crescent Dragonwagon
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2003

"This is good wet (or dry) fun for storytime. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A rainstorm chases most people indoors, where they happily do things they'd almost forgotten about during the hot weather. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WE HAD A PICNIC THIS SUNDAY PAST by Jacqueline Woodson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1998

"When they sit down at a table of plenty—with two luxurious store-bought cakes as Cousin Martha's contribution—and the narrator says, 'You should have been there,' readers will have to agree. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The teaming of Woodson and Greenseid is a marriage made in heaven: vivacious, finger-snapping prose and electric paintings full of attitude. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN THE PIGS TOOK OVER  by Arthur Dorros
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Thanks then to the rest of the trippingly fun story for keeping the book afloat. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Dorros (Ten Go Tango, 2000, etc.) lets loose his usual bright humor, lively narrative, and momentum—here paired with the shining colors and kinetic characters in Greenseid's (Chicken For a Day, not reviewed, etc.) art—but he beats an aggravating one-note tune with his Spanish lesson. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TROUBLE WITH TILLY TRUMBLE by Lynn Manuel
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2006

"A portion of the royalties from this sketchy but engaging animal-adoption story will go to PETA. (Picture book. 6-8)"
After years of scouring flea markets and yard sales, Tilly Trumble has filled her house and yard with stained, broken-down chairs—all but a special spot in front of the fire that she's saving for a "four-legged scruffy old thing that was really something else." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN AUNT LENA DID THE RHUMBA by Eileen Kurtis-Kleinman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1997

Kurtis-Kleinman's debut sets out to tickle children silly with the hijinks of narrator Sophie's lovable, irrepressible, show-biz-in-its-blood extended family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEENY WEENY BOP by Margaret Read MacDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"STOP!' (source note) (Picture book. 5-9)"
In this aptly illustrated version of a tale that folklorist/storyteller extraordinaire MacDonald has told for years, and even recorded, the title character is cast as a small woman with half-glasses, a tendency toward wide, exuberant gestures and—except for huge woolly red hair, a certain resemblance to the author. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALOHA! by Diane  Kredensor
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2013

"Nevertheless, the merits of this title will have new readers saying mahalo for a joyful, exuberant friendship story. (Early reader. 6-9)"
This engaging beginning reader uses comic-book conventions and a Hawaiian setting to invite emergent readers into the story of odd-couple friends Ollie and Moon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HURRICANE WOLF by Diane Paterson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"Lots of sound advice salts the story (and is summarized in fact sheets at the end of the book), which will make kids feel less helpless, if in no less awe, before the storm's brute force. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A hurricane is calling at the door. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SALADIN by Diane Stanley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Though this will leave readers with some questions (Stanley provides no references for some of the more interesting tidbits that they may be curious about), it brings this hero to light for a young audience, who may only be familiar with this period from the Christian history. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Stanley, in her usual style (Michelangelo, 2000, etc.), gives a brief, lavishly illustrated account of this famous Muslim leader who united his people against the Christian Crusaders of the 12th century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JINGLE BELLS, HOMEWORK SMELLS by Diane DeGroat
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 31, 2000

"This latest will tickle those who have met Gilbert in Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink; Trick or Treat, Smell My Feet; and Happy Birthday to You, You Belong in a Zoo. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Everyone knows how difficult it is to get everything done at Christmastime because there are so many distractions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GIANT AND THE BEANSTALK by Diane Stanley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A must for all fractured-fairytale collections. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Stanley has again managed an inspired spin on an old fairy tale, telling Jack and the Beanstalk from the not-so-fierce and much-teased giant Otto's point of view. Read full book review >