Search Results: "Gail Gibbons"


BOOK REVIEW

IT'S RAINING! by Gail Gibbons
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"This effort gives partial information where children could have handled the full picture. Look to Julie Hannah and Joan Holub's The Man Who Named the Clouds, illustrated by Paige Billin-Frye (2006), instead. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Though Gibbons includes lots of facts about rain in her latest, some flaws limit its usefulness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FRUITS WE EAT by Gail Gibbons
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2015

"This lacks the information of other nonfiction titles and the pizzazz of April Pulley Sayre's Go, Go, Grapes! (2012), but it may be just the ticket before a school trip to a farm. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
The prolific Gibbons tackles fruits—how they grow, their parts, and what portions we eat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEAVERS by Gail Gibbons
by Gail Gibbons, illustrated by Gail Gibbons
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A great source for learning more about beavers and an incentive to get out in nature and see their handiwork. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Gibbons adds to her extensive nonfiction shelf with this informational guide to beavers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DINOSAURS! by Gail Gibbons
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2008

"This very basic overview comes with a few dozen dino-names (with pronunciation guides) to practice, and leads naturally into the author's more detailed Dinosaur Discoveries (2005). (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
Gibbons replaces her 1987 take on the topic (Dinosaurs—without the exclamation point) with a more populous and—usually—livelier primer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CORN by Gail Gibbons
by Gail Gibbons, illustrated by Gail Gibbons
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Ho-hum. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Corn must be on preschool curricula, along with pumpkins, apples and harvest time: There's no other reason for this book, an adequate but unspectacular volume covering the history of corn (Indians, both South American and North American, Pilgrims, Thanksgiving—the standard story), types of corn and the different ways corn is used and grown. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VALENTINE’S DAY IS... by Gail Gibbons
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"With instructions for making a heart-shaped card, this makes a nice addition to Gibbons's holiday oeuvre. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In her signature style, Gibbons explains the origins, traditions and symbols of Valentine's Day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ICE CREAM by Gail Gibbons
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2006

"Though even smaller libraries will be able to dish up similar titles by others, Gibbons's fan base will guarantee this one's popularity. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-8)"
At long last, the prolific Gibbons weighs in with a characteristic treatment of this ever-popular topic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GIANT PANDAS by Gail Gibbons
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 15, 2002

"A barely acceptable offering from an author-illustrator who is capable of much better work. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-7)"
A rather lackluster primer on the big black-and-white mammal from one of the deans of picture book nonfiction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RECYCLE! by Gail Gibbons
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"Attractive and timely, an excellent introduction. (Nonfiction. 4-10)"
Bright pen-and-wash illustrations show children collecting and separating recyclable paper, glass, cans, and plastic and taking them to deposit points or putting them out for pickup. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1991

"Unusually attractive and informative. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
On the Maine island profiled here, year-round inhabitants spend the winter fishing, going to school, or crafting items to sell to next summer's visitors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW A HOUSE IS BUILT by Gail Gibbons
Released: Oct. 15, 1990

A clear, straightforward, accurate description of the steps in planning and building a frame house, with four additional pages showing contrasting styles of contemporary and ancient shelters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IT'S SNOWING! by Gail Gibbons
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"Though it lacks the flair and depth of others, the breadth and ease of the text make this a good introduction. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
The prolific Gibbons' latest is a utilitarian, beginner's look at snow. Read full book review >