Search Results: "Don Wood"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FULL MOON AT THE NAPPING HOUSE by Audrey Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Fans will doubtless be happy to revisit old friends, but they will probably still reach for the original more than this once the novelty wears off. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Thirty-one years after a wakeful flea roused the heaped-up sleepers in The Napping House, a full moon finds the household struggling to get back to sleep.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INTO THE VOLCANO by Don Wood
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Those who do will find a rollicking, fast-paced story that resolves itself nicely—an overall creative yarn of greed, family and survival. (Graphic fiction. 9-12)"
From Caldecott Honoree Wood comes an inventive and imaginative graphic adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIGGIES by Don Wood
by Don Wood, Audrey Wood, illustrated by Don Wood
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1991

"These exuberant, plumb little pigs are real charmers. (Picture book. 3-7)"
``I've got two/fat little piggies''—thumb-sized porkers perched, on opposing pages, on the thumbs of a pair of chubby hands, ``two smart/little piggies''—the index fingers are now extended and two more tiny pigs are added, one orating and one with his nose in a book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BIRTHDAY QUEEN by Audrey Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A sly, though problematic, nod of appreciation to mothers, hidden behind streamers, confetti and a mouthful of cake. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The Birthday Queen does everything possible to make sure birthday celebrations are perfect. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TICKLEOCTOPUS by Audrey Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"Point made, with raucous good humor. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Life is grim for Bup; hoping to save him from the dire fates of his three sibs, his parents trap him in the cave when they go hunting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IT'S DUFFY TIME! by Audrey Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"When it comes to books about napping, the Wood team cannot beat their own The Napping House, and while their love for their pug is obvious, in terms of fun (or even interesting) dog books, almost anything can beat this. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A dog's life is a tough one, as evidenced by Duffy's busy day, which consists mostly of naps punctuated by meals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUBAL’S WISH by Audrey Wood
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Like their classic Napping House (1984) and King Bidgood's in the Bathtub (1985), this is a mesmerizing combination of clever, broadly tongue-in-cheek storytelling and elaborate, stylish art. (Picture book. 6-9)"
The Woods really crank up the wattage for this joy-filled tale of a frog who finds a way to share his bliss. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRIGHT AND EARLY THURSDAY EVENING by Audrey Wood
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

The Woods (The Tickleoctopus, 1994, etc.) are at it again with their zany humor that will tickle some and offend others. ``Although I'm a liar my story is true—There's an end in every beginning. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MERRY CHRISTMAS, BIG HUNGRY BEAR! by Don Wood
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Sharing with others, even when it's hard, is truly an important lesson, and Mouse's small heart grows three sizes in this touching tale. (Picture book. 2-7)"
The little mouse who didn't want to share in The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear (1984) returns to celebrate Christmas in this delightful sequel from Audrey Wood and Don Wood. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

LOOKING ELSEWHERE FOR IMPORTS
by Julie Danielson

If, as I am, you are interested in reading picture book imports, you know precisely which publishers will take chances here in the U.S. on stories from other countries.

Get out your pencil, and add a new entry to your list of import-seeking publishers – Elsewhere Editions. It’s a new children’s imprint from Archipelago Books. They caught my attention ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ACROSS THE BIG BLUE SEA by Jakki Wood
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1998

"As curious as the macaroni penguins investigating the boat from an ice floe off the southern tip of Africa, children will learn a smattering of geography as they trace the boat's travels along a route marked with arrows in a final world map. (Picture book. 3-7)"
First published in Britain as The Deep Blue Sea, this is an extraordinary ocean wildlife book for beginners, in which the addition of a tiny boat'smaller than the eye of a blue whale or the bottlenose of a dolphin—creates anticipation by forecasting the journey. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALPHABET MYSTERY by Audrey Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Still, it may be a stretch to call this a concept book. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Twenty-five lowercase letters go in search of the runaway Little x in the sequel to Alphabet Adventure (2001) by this mother-and-son team. Read full book review >