Search Results: "Eileen Christelow"


BOOK REVIEW

FIVE LITTLE MONKEYS TRICK-OR-TREAT by Eileen Christelow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"Fans of the author's previous monkey titles will welcome this silly new tale, but adults wishing for a safety message warning against similar copycat antics will be disappointed. (recipes) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Christelow's rambunctious monkeys are decked out in their costumes and ready to play an elaborate trick that may end up jeopardizing any treats they might receive. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT PIG SEARCH by Eileen Christelow
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 17, 2001

"Christelow's squiggly lines and dabs of bright watercolor are a perfect counterpoint to the deadpan text, which will have readers rooting for the pigs and laughing as the hapless Bert finds nothing but trouble in this snorter of a hide-and-seek picture book. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Christelow's jolly tale revisits Bert, Ethel, and the troublemaking pigs from The Great Escape (1994). Read full book review >

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ROBINS! by Eileen Christelow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Anthropomorphic but basically sound and as infectious as the ubiquitous bird's own 'Cheerily-cheerily, cheerily-cheerup, cheerup!' (author's note, glossary, sources) (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
Two young robins ("robin teenagers!") chattily describe their first spring and fall. Read full book review >

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FIVE LITTLE MONKEYS READING IN BED by Eileen Christelow
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 12, 2011

"Reading promotion at its best, with a little bit of bad behavior to spice things up. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Christelow's mischief-making monkey siblings return to the bed for their eighth Mama-frustrating adventure. Read full book review >

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WHERE’S THE BIG BAD WOLF? by Eileen Christelow
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 23, 2002

Three little pigs get some real bad advice from a wolf in a real goofy sheep disguise in this comical whodunit. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT DO AUTHORS DO? by Eileen Christelow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 21, 1995

"This book is wonderful. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
With good humor, Christelow (The Great Pig Escape, 1994, etc.) effectively marshals accessible, kid-pleasing drawings with cartoon balloons of dialogue and a straightforward narrative to give youngsters an understanding of how a book gets from writers to readers. Read full book review >

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THE DESPERATE DOG WRITES AGAIN by Eileen Christelow
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Pitch perfect for those children adjusting to a new person in their lives. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Likable dog Emma charms readers again (Letters from a Desperate Dog, 2006) in her anxiety-driven attempts to save her beloved owner, George, from the supposed clutches of new woman-on-the-scene Loretta. Read full book review >

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LETTERS FROM A DESPERATE DOG by Eileen Christelow
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 16, 2006

"Christelow's bright watercolors follow Emma's adventures in comic panels and perfectly depict the satisfying ending. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Emma is a dog who lives with George the painter and his cat, and though she tries her best to please him, things sometimes go wrong. Read full book review >

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THE FIVE-DOG NIGHT by Eileen Christelow
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 15, 1993

"A good-natured, entertaining yarn. (Picture book. 4-9)"
A story with a premise that's bound to amuse: Old Betty, Ezra's neighbor, is forever pestering him, when she calls to bring cookies and make him tea, about his need for extra blankets. ``Not me,'' he insists, refusing to elaborate beyond remarking, next day that ``It was only a two-dog night.'' As fall moves into winter, the number rises until the curious Betty peers in Ezra's window—and sees what Christelow's cheery, cartoon- style illustrations have revealed all along: as it gets colder, Ezra just pulls on another of his five dogs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VOTE! by Eileen Christelow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 18, 2003

"Impressively, Christelow gives to each individual vote a sense of importance—an act of participation that nestles in the heart of democracy. (Picture book. 5-8)"
After the sorry example of the 2000 presidential election, it's good to be reminded of the simple beauty—and hard-won right—of voting for a candidate. Read full book review >

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NOT UNTIL CHRISTMAS, WALTER! by Eileen Christelow
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 22, 1997

"Although the illustrations brim with cheer, the book's content will satisfy only the youngest, most unquestioning readers; the characters lack personality, and the first and funniest incident can't support the other, flatter episodes. (Picture book. 3-6)"
From the author of What Do Authors Do? (1995), etc., three thin stories that appear in picture-book form, divided into chapters and with dialogue right out of an easy reader. Read full book review >

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GERTRUDE, THE BULLDOG DETECTIVE by Eileen Christelow
ANIMALS
Released: March 23, 1992

"With colorful, amusingly expressive illustrations and a snappy text, this makes a simple but satisfying introduction to a popular genre, either for listeners or for beginning readers. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Weary of the avid would-be sleuth's shadowing, her neighbors plant some fictitious clues that coincidentally lead the portly, respectably dressed dog to an opportunity to apprehend some real thieves. Read full book review >