Search Results: "Emily Gwathmey"


BOOK REVIEW

ONCE UPON A TELEPHONE by Ellen Stern
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Still, there's probably a good argument to be made that the pranks of punk kids were preferable to the icy contempt of voice mail."
Among the more amusing facts in this cultural history of the telephone is that, back in the old days, women were called upon to be telephone operators because boys, who initially had the jobs, ``were ill-suited to the delicate work of telephony. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEAR & HARE GO FISHING by Emily Gravett
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2015

"Funny and quick, with excellent art that's curbed by its tight frame. (Picture book. 2-5)"
An easygoing fishing trip yields unexpected catches. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MATILDA'S CAT by Emily Gravett
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 2014

"Even Matilda's cat would like this. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A master of animal countenance, Gravett pairs an expressive cat with a busy kid and winks at the difference between textual and visual message. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLUE CHAMELEON by Emily Gravett
ANIMALS
Released: March 8, 2011

"Both chameleons and friendship populate children's picture books liberally, but this one's well worth adding to the shelf. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A lonely chameleon pines for a pal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEAR & HARE by Emily Gravett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A mischievous addition to the winter bookshelf. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Two friends have vastly different experiences in the snow. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THROUGH THE WOODS by Emily Carroll
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: July 15, 2014

"A sure winner for any reader with a yen to become permanently terrified. Brilliant. (Graphic horror. 13-18)"
A print and Web comics artist offers five creep-out chillers (four new) with folk-tale motifs and thoroughly disquieting art. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOLF WON'T BITE! by Emily Gravett
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 20, 2012

"A slightly cryptic but satisfying wolf/pig reversal. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Three carny pigs push a patient wolf too far in Gravett's latest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOGS by Emily Gravett
by Emily Gravett, illustrated by Emily Gravett
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 9, 2010

"The last spread reveals the identity of the narrator—which, in classic Gravett fashion, will make readers chuckle and then rethink the entire book that preceded it. (Picture book. 4-8)"
"I love dogs," states an unseen narrator at the beginning of this winningly simple opposites book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MEERKAT MAIL by Emily Gravett
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 25, 2007

"Along with humor and suspense, she folds snippets of natural history into the tale—and it's worth noting that meerkats outdo even kittens for cuteness and personality. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A restless meerkat's wanderjahr lasts just six days, but that's long enough to visit as many members of his far-flung clan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COUNTING by Emily  Bolam
by Emily Bolam, illustrated by Emily Bolam
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"Both beautiful and baby-centric—a lovely package. (3-12 mos.)"
One giraffe, two tigers, three Dalmatians, four sea turtles and five tropical fish array themselves with splendid, striking clarity over the pages of this brief gem. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RABBIT PROBLEM by Emily Gravett
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"Endless fun to pore over for kids and math-minded or geeky adults. (Picture book. 4-9, Adult)"
In Gravett's gifted hands, an old math problem springs to life—and more life and more life! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WANTED! RALFY RABBIT, BOOK BURGLAR by Emily MacKenzie
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"This will be a raving favorite for fans of books about books as well as older readers who can appreciate the library humor. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Can someone love reading too much? This is the story of how one book lover gets himself into a pickle through his passion for books. Read full book review >