Search Results: "Gail Pellett"


BOOK REVIEW

Forbidden Fruit by Gail Pellett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 12, 2015

"An often engaging story of a Chinese journey that's worth telling."
A Canadian-born radical leftist and freelance broadcast journalist offers a debut memoir of her year in Communist China, where she edited English-language propaganda for Radio Beijing. 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 >

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HORSES! by Gail Gibbons
by Gail Gibbons, illustrated by Gail Gibbons
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 15, 2003

"For interesting horse books, look anywhere else. (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
This latest from the overly prolific Gibbons reads like an encyclopedia article but looks even worse due to shockingly abysmal artwork. Read full book review >

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COUNTRY FAIR by Gail Gibbons
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"But since there are more than 2,000 annual fairs in the United States, the best introduction is to go and visit one. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
Gibbons (Spiders, 1993, etc.) cobbles together a host of country fairs—fun fairs and harvest fairs, art fairs and antique fairs—into one great megafair in this introduction to the countryside's most enduring, good-time institution. Read full book review >

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

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"If shared one on one as a jumping-off point for discussion, some Asperger children may find this effort amusing, but it's a poor choice otherwise. (foreword) (Picture book. 5-7)"
In this Australian import, Kevin, a grade schooler with Asperger Syndrome takes the world too literally, a problem depicted in brief language and simple illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELEPHANTS OF AFRICA by Gail Gibbons
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"A good introduction to the topic. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Gibbons's latest is a handy early reference book about the African elephant. Read full book review >

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TELL ME, TREE by Gail Gibbons
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Sure to please. (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
A very fine introduction to trees for beginning and challenged readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ART BOX by Gail Gibbons
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 1998

"Combining a visual feast with simple explanations, Gibbons demonstrates again why her books are staples of any collection. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-6)"
Gibbons (The Honey Makers, 1997, etc.) employs her creative palette to shed both light and color on the tools and supplies of artists. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY BASEBALL BOOK by Gail Gibbons
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2000

"A companion volume is My Soccer Book. (Nonfiction. 3-7)"
This small, square picture book introduction to our national pastime is accurate but unexciting. Read full book review >

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GULLS...GULLS... GULLS by Gail Gibbons
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 1997

"It is fun to watch gulls exploring their world,'' sounds a little dull, it's only because readers of this book will be those who have already spent time watching gulls, and have turned to Gibbons's solid introduction for the facts. (map, diagrams) (Picture book. 5-8)"
The irrepressible Gibbons (The Honey Makers, p. 141, etc.) returns for a look at a bird that, along with pigeons and sparrows, may be so ubiquitous to some readers that they won't have given gulls much thought. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAVES AND CAVERNS by Gail Gibbons
NONFICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Cavils aside, a useful introduction. (Nonfiction. 7+)"
Again, by presenting the types of caves and how they are formed, Gibbons provides simple, straightforward science in picture-book format. Read full book review >