Search Results: "Georgie Birkett"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BIG NIGHT-NIGHT BOOK by Georgie Birkett
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"It's a happy depiction of the bedtime journey that ends with the child snoozing in the crib, but whether the babies being read to will go to sleep or not is another matter. (9-18 mos.)"
Although the smiling tot going through a familiar bedtime routine begins, "Night-night me and night-night you," there is no adult present in this sequential, rhyming valediction to everything in sight. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COOK IT! by Georgie Birkett
illustrated by Georgie Birkett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"All have a thinner-than-usual page stock that suits them, appropriately, to toddlers. (Board book. 2-4)"
A cheery little girl and her dad plan a shopping trip, go to the grocery store (by bike), purchase ingredients and go home to make pizza for the whole family (a biracial one, in a nice touch). Read full book review >

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HA HA, BABY! by Kate Petty
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2008

"Indeed, Ma in red-and-white striped stockings, Pa in a fedora hat, Grandma in a fairy godmother costume and Grandpa in pirate togs should easily trigger laughs from little readers, even if baby refuses to smile. (Picture book. 2-4)"
When baby stops laughing, his funny family assumes something's wrong. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I'M BIG NOW! by Anthea Simmons
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"A warm if at times stilted celebration of all things big girl. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Rhyming text and exuberant art follow a little girl in an interracial family getting used to her status as big sister. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHARE! by Anthea Simmons
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Not much to share or sink one's teeth into here. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Rhyming text from a little girl delivers an idealized vision of big sisterhood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"This is a good book, but it also reminds the reader that a certain kind of self-importance blunts an otherwise receptive mind, and that travelogues and journalism require different sensibilities that are hard to sew together. (Author tour)"
A veteran foreign correspondent undertakes here what she calls a ``consummately unfashionable'' journey through what used to be called Soviet Central Asia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRIAN AND BOB by Georgie Ripper
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Then they get back to doing what they do best: snoozing, hanging out at the food bowl, and looking around—la dolce vita. (Picture book. 2-5)"
An improbable tale, but a happily-ever-after one, so young readers will suspend their disbelief as they pull for the reunion of Ripper's guinea pig protagonists. Read full book review >

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SERPENT IN PARADISE by Dea Birkett
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"A rare and instructive work. (3 maps, not seen)"
Beguiled by the romance of the South Seas, a young Briton wangles her way to the renowned but seldom visited Pitcairn Island, home to the descendants of Captain Bligh's mutinous crew. Read full book review >

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HIGHWAY BUILDERS by Georgie Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1996

"One entry in the glossary, diesel engine, is out of alphabetical order. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
A British import containing full-color drawings and brief descriptions of ten types of heavy machinery used in the construction of a road. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMAL STORIES FOR BEDTIME by Georgie Adams
ANIMALS
Released: May 9, 2009

"All of the stories resolve in a peaceful solution for the characters and a goodnight ending for the child. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Vibrant, textured illustrations of anthropomorphized animals in cozy landscapes tell five simple, tabbed stories about everyday themes—home, friendship and helping. Read full book review >