Search Results: "Frances Sackett"


BOOK REVIEW

DUCKIE’S RAINBOW by Frances Barry
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

"A bright and appealing debut for the diaper set. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Duckie hurries across paper collage scenes on double-paged spreads of supersaturated color, each one smaller than the last. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Reminiscent of Eric Carle's early work, this uniquely shaped, inexpensive numbers lesson belongs in every collection—at least once. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Barry's charming duck, who taught toddlers colors in Duckie's Rainbow (2004), returns to help with numbers one to ten. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LET'S LOOK AT DINOSAURS by Frances Barry
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2011

"Dinosaurs, pop-ups and flaps to lift—what could be better? (Picture book. 2-5)"
Barry's latest interactive text appeals to the youngest of dinosaur aficionados, presenting them with some very basic facts about how dinosaurs lived. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DANGER ON THE AFRICAN GRASSLAND by Elisabeth Sackett
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Animals in Danger'' series, describes a baby harp seal's escape from hunters. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A rhino, wounded by a bullet, makes a painful escape with her calf; she collapses at one point, but finally makes it to a water hole. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 29, 2009

"Like Sly and the Family Stone “taking ‘them' higher” here, the authors likewise reach for the sky."
A homemade brew of whimsical rhymes and personal photos from the historic hippie event that Levine attended as the still photographer for the Academy Award-winning documentary Woodstock. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLUESTEM by Frances Arrington
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2000

"Young readers will likely be impressed by how much responsibility the children easily assumed in the 'olden days,' but this novel is too bland to arouse much interest otherwise. (Fiction. 10-12)"
It's likely that only the most die-hard fans of the Little House books will appreciate this novel, set on the midwestern prairie in the 1870s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

The gifted author of Taste of Salt: A Story of Modern Haiti (1992, Jane Addams Award) debuts as a picture-book illustrator with lively, handsome collages of cut, textured paper. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1998

"A fascinating monograph, and a particularly useful contribution to both women's studies and art history."
Women artists have been painting self-portraits since the 12th century but, notes Borzello, a specialist in the social history of art, the genre has received surprisingly little attention. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 1994

"Would make a great PBS documentary."
Karttunen (Anthropology/Linguistic Research Center, Univ. of Texas) has identified a fascinating topic in the lives and roles of interpreters, guides, and informants to missionaries, explorers, soldiers: world-bridging mediators, the ultimate aliens. Read full book review >