Search Results: "Dorothy Donohue"


BOOK REVIEW

ALL IN ONE HOUR by Susan Stevens Crummel
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 1, 2003

A mouse leads a series of pursuers in a merry chase that lasts exactly one hour. Read full book review >

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IF FROGS MADE WEATHER by Marion Dane Bauer
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2005

"Bauer turns the rhyming on and off like a switch, but she introduces a thought-provoking theme for young poetry readers or listeners to consider. (Picture book/poetry. 5-7)"
Using an array of patterned, textured papers, Donohue creates colorfully dappled collage scenes for this child's rumination on what the weather would be like if different animals controlled it. Read full book review >

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SHERLOCK BONES AND THE MISSING CHEESE by Susan Stevens Crummel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"An additional purchase even after Sherlock explains his clues. (Picture book. 4-8)"
"What's that smell in the Dell? / Do tell! / W—e—l—l…it comes from a cheese. / A great big cheese. A smelly, scrumptious cheese, / if you please." Read full book review >

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THE LEMONADE BABYSITTER by Karen Waggoner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Insightful and entertaining. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The author of Dad Gummit and Ma Foot (1990) makes a stronger second showing with a story about a classic situation: getting used to a new sitter. Read full book review >

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SPLISH, SPLASH, SPRING by Jan Carr
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2001

"Playful and cheery, this has a basic appeal, but other titles bring spring activities to life in a more definitive and charming manner. (Picture book 2-5)"
Carr and Donohue revisit the three friends and gray puppy from Frozen Noses (1999), this time to celebrate the highs and lows of spring—although pouring rain doesn't seem like a real low to these children. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SWEET HEARTS by Jan Carr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"A sweetheart of a tale to foster the holiday spirit. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A mischievous panda stealthily spreads some Valentine's Day cheer around his home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAPPLED APPLES by Jan Carr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2001

"Reading it during the summer might make children yearn for the first signs of falling leaves. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The sweet-sour bite of the first fall apple; the crunching sound of the red and orange leaves; and the spooky ghosts of Halloween all come alive in this frisky celebration of autumn. Read full book review >

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BELIEVING SOPHIE by Hazel Hutchins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"This book gets all the nuances right and serves forth a story that readers will mine for gold. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Sophie's on the wrong end of a bad rap. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEN-GALLON BART BEATS THE HEAT by Susan Stevens Crummel
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"Crummel's cheeky narrative (with several clever turns of phrase and lots of onomatopoeia) and Donohue's quirky, textured layered-paper illustrations complement one another to a T in this substantial frontier yarn. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Blistering heat drives a California canine to the Alaska gold rush. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEN-GALLON BART by Susan Stevens Crummel
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"A quick-draw of quick-witted guffaws, guaranteed to get your goat and make readers grin. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Meet Ten-Gallon Bart, sheriff of Dog City, the most peaceful town in the West, because he's done a bang-up job. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CENTURIES OF JUNE by Keith Donohue
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 31, 2011

"Peculiar and quirky—and sure to appeal to offbeat tastes."
A novel that is sui generis—part fantasy, part realism, part dream-vision. Read full book review >