Search Results: "George Shannon"


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ONE FAMILY by George Shannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 26, 2015

"A visually striking, engaging picture book that sends the message that everyone counts. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A playful counting book also acts as a celebration of family and human diversity. Read full book review >

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WHO PUT THE COOKIES IN THE COOKIE JAR? by George Shannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2013

"Purposive but pleasing, this gentle lesson in diversity, diligence and the dignity of hard work offers an appealing balance of art and information. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Shannon and Paschkis provide a charming multicultural answer to the title question, creating in the process a confection that, while it may be most appreciated by socially conscious adults, will tempt young appetites as well. Read full book review >

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TIPPY-TOE CHICK, GO! by George Shannon
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Great for group sharing and participation story hour. (Picture book. 2-4)"
The usual favorite breakfast consisting of "sweet itty-bitty beans and potato bugs" awaits Hen and her three chicks in the garden, guarded this morning by a grumpy and growling dog tied to the tree. Read full book review >

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MORE TRUE LIES by George Shannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2001

"Here's grist for storytellers and smooth talkers of any age. (Folktales. 8-12)"
Shannon follows up True Lies (1997) with more retold anecdotes, drawn from a variety of folk traditions, in which words say more, or less, than they seem to. Read full book review >

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SEEDS by George Shannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"A delightfully fresh variant of the best-friend-moves-away theme. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Warren and his next-door neighbor Bill, who's an illustrator and a gardener, are best friends. Read full book review >

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TURKEY TOT by George Shannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Let's hope that when November rolls around, Turkey Tot has become the farm's mascot, not its dinner. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A determined turkey gets the sweet, juicy, high-hanging berries. Read full book review >

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APRIL SHOWERS by George Shannon
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1995

Cheerful illustrations accompany a lackluster text that seems more suited to a storyteller's live performance than the page. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET CHICKEN CLUB by George Shannon
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"Illustrated with sunny watercolor scenes of popeyed livestock (all of whom, by the end, are club members) dancing and being silly, this is sure to have children signing on in flocks for repeat readings. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Shannon dishes up a delicious trio of original "noodle" tales, set in bucolic Wise Acres and featuring a farmyard menagerie that stars Debbie, a cow with the heart and hooves of a dancer. Read full book review >

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TOMORROW'S ALPHABET by George Shannon
ABC BOOKS
Released: April 1, 1996

"Crews brings to each page his elemental, suggestive brushwork: ketchup that is thick and rich and hard to shake out of the bottle, water that is splashy and cold. (Picture book. 5+)"
Shannon (April Showers, 1995, etc.) has created an alphabet book that demands of readers imaginative, often arbitrary leaps, from what is to what will be. ``B is for eggs—tomorrow's BIRDS'' and ``R is for grapes—tomorrow's RAISINS.'' Wheat to flour, clay to pot, caterpillar to moth: Most of the letter play will spark recognition, but the associations of a few are fairly oblique for ABC readers. Read full book review >

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A VERY WITCHY SPELLING BEE by George Shannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"Shannon and Fearing combine their considerable talents to create a most bewitching tale of self-confidence and perseverance. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When young witch Cordelia enters a spelling bee, not only does she need to rely on her skills as an accomplished speller, but she must also use her wits to foil the competition…in the nicest way possible. Read full book review >

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RABBIT’S GIFT by George Shannon
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"A low-key but lovely winter tale. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Shannon takes an ancient folktale and shapes it into quite a nice little winter story. Read full book review >

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BUSY IN THE GARDEN by George Shannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"Get ready to reap some new young gardeners who will relish their veggies. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Shannon and Williams produce a joyful celebration of gardening, vegetables and silliness. Read full book review >