Search Results: "Erik Brooks"


BOOK REVIEW

Tino the Tortoise by Carolyn L. Ahern
Released: June 9, 2015

"Grade-schoolers interested in science and nature—but not too old for talking animals—will find a lot to interest them here."
A tortoise tourist and his desert-rodent buddy make their way to the Grand Canyon to exchange recipes in this travel adventure by debut author Ahern and veteran illustrator Brooks (Dog Diaries: Secret Writings of the WOOF Society, 2016, etc.).Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RUNAWAY TORTILLA by Eric A. Kimmel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Anyone who's ever driven across town for the perfect taco will understand the allure of the world's most entertaining tortilla. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Perfection can be dangerous, as restaurateurs Tía Lupe and Tío José discover when one of their delicious tortillas comes to life and runs away. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO HAS THIS TAIL? by Laura Hulbert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"A great challenge for kids who have already mastered the basic pets and farm animals. (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
Hulbert and Brooks' second pairing (Who Has These Feet?, 2011) sets readers to identifying animals by their tails and learning how those tails help them adapt. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IF I WERE A WHALE by Shelley Gill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"The book's heart is in the right place, but its execution serves neither subject nor audience even adequately. (Board book. 1-3)"
Rhyming text introduces youngsters to a smattering of whales. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POLAR OPPOSITES by Erik Brooks
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"While the anthropomorphized pair has nothing in common with their real counterparts apart from location, the light story makes this a refreshing change from traditional opposite books. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Penpals Alex Polar Bear and Zina Penguin are polar opposites, living on opposite sides of the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2007

"Engaging illustrations in soft gray pencil endow each dog with additional personality, from Abu the hound in Egypt to Mimi the poodle in Paris. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Newbery Medalist Byars and her two daughters join forces for their third collaborative effort using a short-story format. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"The conclusion's unsubtle moral is redeemed by a welcome twist on the girls' new friendship. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Mr. and Mrs. Twitchell have two darling, adorable and angelic little girls-who spend all day at each other's throats. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOO’S SURPRISE by Betsy Byars
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"The successful balance between fantasy and realism creates a satisfying chapter-book selection. (Fantasy. 5-9)"
Boo's imagination continues full force in this gentle sequel to Boo's Dinosaur (2006). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO HAS THESE FEET? by Laura Hulbert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"Young animal fans will find much to enjoy and are sure to ask for multiple readings. (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
Who has these feet and what do they do? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOO’S DINOSAUR by Betsy Byars
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Frequent warm black-and-white illustrations extend the text and provide ample visual cues in this reassuring tale of sibling love for new readers. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Little sister Boo will not leave big brother Sammy alone so he can read. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"While the author's intentions are obvious and laudable, the end result is barely palatable. (Picture book. 4-8)"
If you're hungry for a good story, skip this saccharine and potentially confusing paean to the joys of satisfying our inner selves with love from family, friends and pets. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONKEY BUSINESS by Shirley Climo
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2005

"A playful collection that can inspire a classroom unit, a storyteller or a child interested in animal lore. (Folklore. 8-11)"
On your way home from the zoo, pick up this anthology of lively folktales, proverbs and fun facts about the world's monkeys and their relationship to people. Read full book review >