Search Results: "Emma Yarlett"


BOOK REVIEW

ORION AND THE DARK by Emma Yarlett
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2015

"A funny, savvy bedtime story that addresses common fears. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A friendly, benign-looking creature called the Dark takes the boy Orion on a fear-conquering adventure. Read full book review >

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BEAR'S BIG BOTTOM by Steve Smallman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"Solid lesson neatly presented. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Sometimes, good things come in big packages. Read full book review >

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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 >

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NIBBLES by Emma Yarlett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A delicious escapade that young librivores (to use a more logical coinage) will snap up. (Novelty picture book. 5-7)"
A voracious "bookivore" leaves ragged holes behind as it chews its way through an introduction to dinosaurs. Read full book review >

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MORE AND MORE by Emma Dodd
by Emma Dodd, illustrated by Emma Dodd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"High on message and low on content. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A monkey parent expresses love for all the bits and pieces of a monkey child. Read full book review >

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I AM SMALL by Emma Dodd
by Emma Dodd, illustrated by Emma Dodd
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A lovely, reassuring bedtime story with a simple message of parental affection that littlest listeners and readers will take to heart. (Picture book. 1-5)"
It's a big, scary world out there, but love can keep you safe. Read full book review >

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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 >

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ORLANDO ON THURSDAY by Emma Magenta
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Intimate and creative, if not entirely successful. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A direct narrative voice and endearingly childlike illustrations combine in a charming tale that may have difficulty finding a wide audience. Read full book review >

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DOG’S ABC by Emma Dodd
ABC BOOKS
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"In Dog, children will find a kindred soul, one who gets hungry and tired and stung by a bee but mostly keeps an eye skinned for fun. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This color-shot ABC stars a rambunctious dog that resembles a meatloaf, though he is infinitely more appealing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Easy and effective. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A pooch's pure white coat becomes a magnet for spills of all sorts in this foray into counting and colors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUTDOOR MATH by Emma AdBåge
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"A big miss for both nature and math. (Nonfiction. 4-10)"
A Swedish author encourages kids to get outside and explore math. 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 >