Search Results: "Douglas Florian"


BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO DRAW A DRAGON by Douglas Florian
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"This rhyming romp will no doubt spur multiple requests for rereading—and redrawing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Florian's rhyming verse carries a group of children through drawing their own dragon, starting with the encouraging couplet, "Drawing dragons isn't hard. / Drag a dragon to your yard." Read full book review >

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PIG IS BIG ON BOOKS by Douglas Florian
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A subtle, accomplished story with few words but a big overall effect. (Early reader. 2-8)"
A charming pink pig enjoys reading books of different sorts in different places, leading to the creation of a book of his own. Read full book review >

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POEM DEPOT by Douglas Florian
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 20, 2014

"Overall, a thick collection of humorous verse that might have been funnier with thinner ambitions. (Poetry. 9-11)"
Gifted poet and illustrator Florian (Poem Runs: Baseball Poems, 2012, etc.) here presents a chunky collection of drawings and brief poems on a host of silly subjects. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I LOVE MY HAT by Douglas Florian
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A repetitive picture book that struggles to be interesting. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Lively illustrations stand out in this rustic tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"Glorious. (Picture book/poetry. 7-12)"
Stunning mixed-media illustrations accompany a series of poems that celebrate the wonder and mystery of space. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PIG IS BIG by Douglas Florian
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 31, 2000

"Not Florian's best effort, but a good conversation-starter with a young child about comparative size. (Picture book. 3-5)"
"What's big?" asks a pleasant pink pig as he compares himself to cows, cars, trucks, streets, the neighborhood, the city, and the earth, and finally to the universe, which "makes everything seem small." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AN AUTO MECHANIC by Douglas Florian
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 1991

"Adequate but slight. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 3-7)"
In Florian's ``How We Work'' series, a somewhat stronger entry than A Carpenter (p. 254). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POEM-MOBILES by J. Patrick Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Young readers will almost certainly be inspired to create their own wacky cars. (Picture book/poetry. 6-9)"
Limitless possibilities for future car designs are imagined in a collection of free-wheeling verses. Read full book review >

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BOW WOW MEOW MEOW by Douglas Florian
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"It's rhyming cats and dogs for sure, and the creative Florian poetic zoo continues to grow. (Poetry. 4-10)"
Florian continues his poetic exploration of the entire animal kingdom, last visited in lizards, frogs, and polliwogs (2001), with this seventh entry in his successful series, following the same distinctive format: a large, square size with each short poem facing a full-page illustration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AUTUMNBLINGS by Douglas Florian
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"His distinctive illustrations using watercolors and colored pencils complement the poems well, with a pair of tumbling children on the cover shown against a glowing golden leaf. (Poetry. 6-9)"
Florian continues his poetic examination of the seasons with this collection exploring different aspects of fall. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN THE SWIM by Douglas Florian
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"Paired with every poem is a striking watery painting saturated with color, splashes of humor aimed at grade-schoolers, and imagination. (Picture book/poetry. 8-11)"
Florian makes funny the characteristics and habits of a collection of sea life in his follow-up to Beast Feast (1994) and On the Wing (1996). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POETREES by Douglas Florian
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 9, 2010

"Readers and listeners will learn and laugh. (Picture book/poetry. 5-9)"
Trees receive a witty and informative rhyming appreciation. Read full book review >