Search Results: "Emma Pearse"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"A treat for dog lovers."
Journalist Pearse tells the heartwarming lost-and-found tale of Sophie, an Australian blue heeler who became an unwitting castaway on St. Bees, an island off the Queensland coast. Read full book review >

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THE ENTERTAINER by Emma Dodd
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"A pleasant party bonbon. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When the family hires the man in the big, brown bear suit to entertain at Billy's birthday party, many surprises follow. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WISH by Emma Dodd
by Emma Dodd, illustrated by Emma Dodd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"The sentiments are certainly sweet, but this vein may be just about played out. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Another in Dodd's series of diminutive picture books that celebrate the loving bond between an adult and a child. Read full book review >

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JUST LIKE YOU by Emma Dodd
by Emma Dodd, illustrated by Emma Dodd
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"A companion, No Matter What (ISBN: 978-0-525-47932-1), while not as original, offers reassurance that Momma Elephant will love her baby no matter what. (Picture book. 2-5)"
While frolicking with one of his parents, a bear cub shares all his dreams. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I DON'T WANT A COOL CAT! by Emma Dodd
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 9, 2010

"For those who don't want a dull book, never fear—Dodd's latest is picture- (and pitch-) perfect. (Picture book. 2-5)"
It's definitely been done before—by the author herself (I Don't Want a Posh Dog, 2009) as well as by myriad others who've created their own takes on "why my pet's the best." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POPPY PICKLE by Emma Yarlett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Moral of the story: an excess of imagination may get you into trouble, but it's clearly worth it. (Picture book. 4-6)"
The perils of imagination reach their peak when a little girl unleashes an extraordinary ability. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BABY AND ME by Emma Dodd
by Emma Dodd, illustrated by Emma Dodd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"Pushing actual child care duties off on preschoolers is a nonstarter, but this may help prepare younger prospective sibs for family changes. (Pop-up/picture book. 3-4)"
A child with a doll demonstrates baby care in this sweet, decidedly purposeful outing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOXY by Emma Dodd
by Emma Dodd, illustrated by Emma Dodd
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"Kids nervous about their own first day may just fall asleep wishing for their own Foxy visitor. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A very young girl's first-day-of-school jitters prompt a nighttime visit from Foxy, whose magical tail causes "school supplies" to appear, fairy-godmother style. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEST BEAR by Emma Dodd
by Emma Dodd, illustrated by Emma Dodd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Nice enough bedtime reading for the very young. (Picture book. 3-6)"
It's bedtime, and a little boy in red pajamas climbs the stairs with his best friend, a scruffy stuffed bear. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BETTY IN SPACE by Emma Hardy
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 2013

"Amateurish, but blessedly brief and undeniably heartfelt, Betty's trip to space is a small step back for app-kind. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
A child flies solo into space and makes a friend in an unremarkable story marred by sloppy text and a dearth of features. Read full book review >

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CINDERELEPHANT by Emma Dodd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Other fractured versions are funnier, while many straightforward versions are far more beautiful; opt for them. (Fractured fairy tale. 4-7)"
An extra-large take on the classic fairy tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MEOW SAID THE COW by Emma Dodd
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2011

"Even Old MacDonald will applaud this edgy addition to the canon of books about mixed-up animal sounds. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A trickster cat causes mayhem in the barnyard. Read full book review >